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Redcurrant jelly

For our July issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED, Jojo Tulloh follows a traditional recipe by cookery writer Eliza Acton (1799- 1859) from her book, Modern Cookery for Private Families and makes redcurrant jelly.    

9 fruit cages
Design

We select 9 different fruit cages that provide a made-to-measure solution to protect your fruit and vegetables. 

July favourites
Plants

GALLERY: As summer reaches its peak, nurseryman Hans Kramer selects 10 favourite plants for providing colour in July (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

Chalupka gardens
Design

Our own gardens offer an invaluable opportunity to encourage and nuture wildlife. Here are 6 tips on how to share your garden with wildlife visitors in search of food and shelter.

Outdoor cinema
Design

Make the most of your garden and the warm summer evenings by hosting a magical movie screening - just add popcorn. 

Can you identify this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

GROW London fair
Design

Highlights from this year's GROW London - The contemporary garden fair held on Hampstead Heath. 

Late-flowering clematis
Plants

Garden designer and writer, Noël Kingsbury takes a fresh look at late-flowering clematis and lists 15 favourites worth looking out for.

Pots of style
Plants

Head gardener Matthew Reese makes the most of unusual foliage shapes and textures of succulents in this container arrangement using a collection of vintage glass. 

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