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Our 12 favourite gardening books of 2013

20 November 2013 - 1:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
2013 best books roundup

From Piet Oudolf's planting style to growing speedy veg, the GARDENS ILLUSTRATED team round up their favourite gardening books released during 2013. Great ideaS for Christmas gifts and we're offering all 12 to readers at a special price.

Daffodil by Noël Kingsbury
‘A fascinating, up-beat book with floral sunshine on every page. One you will look at again and again.’
Reviewed by Matthew Biggs issue 203 (November)
£17.99 – offer price £16.99
Timber Press, ISBN 978-1604693188


Nurseryman’s favourites – November

19 October 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Crataegus orientalis c. Fergus Garrett

Make the most of autumn’s richly coloured foliage and the abundance of bright, ripe berries before winter frosts really begin to bite. Fergus Garrett selects Crataegus orientalis for its rich orange edible haws. 


9 nifty tools for cutting your hedges

18 October 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Hedge trimming c. Tim Sandall

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine different tools - all cordless - for trimming hedges

Get your hedges cut - without tripping over cables. Choose from a selection of hedge trimmers that consider all your cutting options  






20% off Le Parfait's latest range of preserving jars

23 September 2013 - 9:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Le Parfait's new orange top jars

Preserve your garden harvest and hedgerow foraging in style with this range of new Le Parfait jars, offered here at a 20% discount


Reader day at Great Dixter – Bulb Planting, 21 October 2013

19 September 2013 - 1:37pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Bulbs at Great Dixter

SELLING FAST - ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAINING  Spend a day with Great Dixter’s head gardener, Fergus Garrett, gathering ideas and advice on bulb planting and combinations to ensure spring starts with a burst of colour.




Kington Walking Festival visits Hergest Croft

4 September 2013 - 9:27am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Hergest Croft early autumn

Kington Walking Festival celebrates the Herefordshire countryside with a selection of interesting and informative walks led by knowledgeable guides. One of the walks available as part of the festival takes you to the gardens of Hergest Croft and its collection of more than 5,000 rare shrubs and trees. 







9 paving stone choices

23 August 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Buff green sandstone

Our Design Sourcebook shortlists some of the most stylish options available when choosing paving stones.

Nine of our favourite ways to pave your paths and patios







Linear Travertine in warm walnut
Global Stone Paving, see website for stockists,


Nurseryman's favourites – September

20 August 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter suggests extending the summer season with Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' - a showy star that brings colour, stature and structure to your garden

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’

Book review – The Wildlife Gardener

26 July 2013 - 9:16am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury

Rory Dusoir reviews The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury to learn more about how to garden both with wildlife in mind.

The Wildlife Gardener
by Kate Bradbury
Kyle Books, £16.99

ISBN 978-0857831576


Nurseryman's favourites – August

20 July 2013 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Anemone tomentosa c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.


Anemone tomentosa