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Hebes - Although increasingly popular, hebes have never really been in vogue, but their flexibilty and contemporary good looks suggest that could be about to change. Here we've picked out some of Noel Kingsbury's recommendations. 

Reader event: Photography workshop

Reader event: Spend a day at Great Dixter with photographer Jason Ingram improving your garden photography. Monday 12 October 2015.

Can you identify this plant?

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. 

August highlights

GALLERY: Nurseryman Hans Kramer selects 10 old favourites to brighten your summer borders in August (Images by Maayke de Ridder).

Courgette tian

In our August issue, Jojo Tulloh defies the summer heat with recipes that make the most of the plentiful produce with quick, simple dishes. Here she shares her courgette tian. 

Small gardens 2015

Take inspiration from these five compact gardens that make the most of their limited garden space. 

Carol Klein

In a new four part series, TV Gardener Carol Klein looks at the botanical history of four of Britain's favourite garden plants. First on the list is the rose. 

Hex's highlights

The magnificent 18th century kitchen garden at Kasteel Hex in Belgium is a sight to behold. Here are some of the highlights picked out from our August 2015 issue. 

August issue (224)

Take a look at our preview of the August issue - on sale Friday 24 July. This month, it's all about small gardens.  

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