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Italian Lakes reader holiday

If the hot, sunny weather is making you think of cooling water-side locations, take a look at our garden trip to Italy. Travel by boat to visit some of the finest lakeside gardens of Lakes Como and Maggiore, plus visit the Orticolario garden show in the company of designer Annie Guilfoyle. 1-5 October 2018. A FEW PLACES REMAINING

Design ideas for paths

Garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair discusses different types of garden paths and what to consider when choosing materials.

Tips for growing plants in containers

If you only have a balcony or small courtyard, here's some tips to help you create a flower-filled garden using only container-grown plants. 

July plants

With summer in full swing, gardeners are spoilt for choice when it comes to colourful blooms and luscious foliage. Here are 10 recommended plants to grow for July, chosen by nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Baptisia  c. Jason Ingram

Originating from North America, baptisia have been grown in gardens in the UK since the end of the 19th century. Baptisias are hardy plants with beautiful foliage and eye-catching flowers and although they are often mistaken for lupins, baptistia are less susceptible to pests and disease and will last much longer. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 


Why plant lovers should visit the Cornwall

Horticulturist Hannah Gardner is fascinated by the English Coastline, all 7,000 miles of it. But she has a particular affection for the Cornish Coast, where childhood holidays fostered a love of open horizons, dramatic cliff tops and diverse native flora. Here she explains why Cornwall is a top holiday desination for plant lovers and she shares the best places to find facinating native plants and flowery meadows. 

Get kitted out for summer in the garden

With the promise of sunshine and high temperatures in the coming week, we've hand-picked a selection of covetable gardening items that can keep you cool and the garden under control. 

Take a look inside the July issue of Gardens Illustrated

The July issue of Gardens Illustrated includes great English gardens, the best gladiolus, small space ideas for city gardens and 16 beautiful plants for an English Garden. Take a look inside.  

Pomona Fruits 15% off

Growing your own blueberries and vines will add appeal to your plantings as well as a welcome harvest of summer fruits. 

Book of the month: Shades of Green

Our book of the month for June is Shades of Green: My Life as the National Trust's Head Gardener by John Sales. Here you can read the review by author and garden historian Ambra Edwards. 

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