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Scented flowers

Choosing scented plants will add an extra dimension to your garden beyond the visual. There are fragrant plants for every season, so it’s possible to have something divine in your garden throughout the year. Val Bourne picks 26 for you to consider.

Dahlia combinations offer
Plants

Dahlia expert Helen Lewis, of Ferdinandushof nursery in the Netherlands, has created four unique collections that combine dahlias with complementary perennials and grasses. Each collection is offered to readers at an excellent price and includes a 10% discount.

September issue
Plants

Here's a preview of some of the features inside September's Gardens Illustrated - on sale Friday 22nd August. We've got gorgeous planting combinations for late summer containers, wecelebrate dahlias to the full and the choose the best scented plants for year round fragrance.

GI News

Do you like your food to be as colourful as your flowers? We pick up on a recent story in the news about coloured potatoes, plus the winner of Shed of the Year 2014 and how a garden escapee is threatening a rare British wild flower.

Great Dixter’s larder c. Andrew Montgomery
Practical

Have you tried and enjoyed all the recipes that we featured in the August issue (212) from Great Dixter's vegetable gardener/cook Aaron Bertelsen? If you have, you might be interested in this extra recipe for redcurrant jelly that Aaron has picked out as one of his regular favourites from the late Christopher Lloyd's book Gardener Cook.

Monty Don
Visits

Join us at our Autumn Lecture with Monty Don as he reflects on his passion for gardens and gardening and tells us how his approach has developed throughout his gardening life. Royal Geographical Society, 10 October 2014.

Pollinator friendly plants c. Elke Borkowski
Plants

Plantswoman Marina Christopher of Phoenix Perennial Plants recommends 12 plants that will help bring beneficial pollinators to your garden, as well as colour and interest to your borders.

Parking space vs front garden c. Giles Park
Design

Off-street parking and an attractively planted front garden needn’t be mutually exclusive – there are lots of designs that combine the two. 

Book offers on Gardening Myths and Misconceptions and Digging Up Paradise

Every month in the magazine we review some of the latest gardening titles and we always offer these at a reader discount. This month, however, we have extra special offers on two titles - valid for a limited period only. Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding, and Digging up Paradise by Sarah Salway. Read about them here.

Orticolario c.Dario Fusaro
Visits

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to visit one of Italy’s most picturesque locations and indulge in some gardening inspiration at garden show Orticolario 3-5 October 2014.