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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.

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

Narcissus at Berchigranges. c. Sabrina Rothe
Plants

Thierry Dronet, owner and gardener at Berchigranges garden in the Vosges mountains of northeast France, is infatuated with narcissus. Find out what his 12 recommended varieties are that will bring your garden to life in spring.

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.

Topiary c. Jason Ingram
Design

If box balls and bay pyramids are all that spring to mind when you think of topiary, then it’s high time to sharpen your shears and think again. Here are some ideas to encourage some creative gardening 

Isopyrum thalictroides  c. Maayke de Ridder
Plants

GALLERY: Expert plantsman Hans Kramer, owner of De Hessenhof nursery in the Netherlands, highlights some beautiful and delicate blooms for the garden in March. (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

March 2015 issue 219
Gardens

Take a look at our preview of the March issue - on sale Friday 20 February. There is no doubt that spring is in the air, so we celebrate spring planting with seasonal flowers, including a visit to a narcissus-filled garden in France, plus look at ideas for creating eye-catching container displays. We also look at useful and beautiful plants for ground cover and consider the Great British Lawn and our enduring obsession with neatly clipped grass.

Hayter Harrier 48 lawnmower
Gardens

Enter our competition to win one of two top-of-the-range mowers and make the most of your lawn this season

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.

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