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Farrow & Ball reader day

Join us for an inspiring Colour in the Home and Garden day course in association with Farrow & Ball held at Deans Court in Dorset - Wednesday 25 June 2014.

Paris scene c. Peter Seaward

Join our tour hosted by editor Juliet Roberts and plantsman John Hoyland to the gardens of Paris and Île de France, including a visit to the Journées des Plantes plant fair at Château de Courson: 13-17 October, 2014

GROW London

GROW London is the new contemporary gardeners' gathering, taking root on Hampstead Heath this summer: 20-22 June.

Strawberry ‘Sonata' - Pomona Fruits

Grow your own strawberries with this collection of plants available from Pomona Fruits at a 15% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers. Plant them now and you'll be enjoying strawberries in the height of summer.

Plant Belles - Gertrude support c.James Corbett

Plant Belles now have an online shop making it easy to buy their practical and decorative plant supports. Make the most of our special pre-Chelsea Gardens Illustrated reader offer, giving you a 10% discount on orders over £50.

Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ c. Jason Ingram

As spring gets into its stride,nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ as one of the plants takes a starring role in your garden right now. Plus 8 other recommendations of plants late spring impact and seasonal places to visit.


Hardiness ratings

You may have noticed in the magazine that we've started using hardiness ratings in our plant descriptions. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location. But what do the figures means? Here's an explanation.

Alliums c. Annaick Guitteny

Order your allium bulbs now ready for delivery in September for autumn planting. We're offering 15% off a great selection of alliums from Dutch bulb expert Peter Nijssen.

April’s crossword

Oops! We're really sorry for the error we made in the April issue where we re-published March's crossword. You can find the correct April crossword here

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ c. Jason Ingram

As spring gets into its stride, Derry Watkins of Special Plants selects the charming blue flowers of Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' to light the way to sunnier days.