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Name 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.

Pulsatilla vulgaris subsp.grandis ‘Papageno’ c. Maayke de Ridder
Plants

GALLERY: Expert plantsman Hans Kramer, owner of De Hessenhof nursery in the Netherlands, highlights some of his own favourites for helping the garden sing in spring. (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

Treasure Houses of England
Gardens

Enter our competition win one of five Gold Passes to visit all ten Treasure Houses of England

April 2015 issue 220
Gardens

Take a look at our preview of the April issue - on sale Friday 27 March. This month we select the prettiest blossoms from Japanese cherry trees, look at ways of combining tulips to make stunning displays and give inspirational design ideas for front gardens. 

Japanese cherry blossom c. Lynn Keddie
Plants

Ornamental Japanese cherry trees are one of the delights of spring with their clouds of blossom and make a wonderful addition to a garden. Val Bourne picks out some favourites from the collection at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire. 

Pelargonium offer from Sarah Raven
Plants

Take advantage of this offer from Sarah Raven on two of her carefully selected pelargonium collections, giving you free postage and packing worth £4.95*.

Chelsea Flower Show c.RHS Justin Tallis
Gardens

Enter our competition and you could be visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May to spend the day browsing the very best in garden design, plants and garden accessories.

Name this plant  c. Jason Ingram
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.

Pot display for early season Gypsophila elegans ‘Kermesina’
Design

Head gardener Matthew Reese creates an easy display for a pot that will take your breath away using the pink form of the dainty flowered Gypsophila

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