Garden Maintenance Supplies

10% off ‘must-have’ plants at the Beth Chatto Nursery

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Dan Pearson's 100 Must-Have Plants feature in the February 2014 issue.

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Dan Pearson's 100 must-have plants

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Dan Pearson's 100 Must-Have Plants feature in the February 2014 issue.

 

 

 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – February

In the first of her new series, Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery near Bath chooses Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Bob's Best' as one of her favourite plants for the winter garden. Plus 8 other plants that look good in February and places to visit at this time of year.

 

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Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Bob's Best' c. Jason Ingram

In the first of her new series, Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery near Bath chooses Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Bob's Best' as one of her favourite plants for the winter garden. Plus 8 other plants that look good in February and places to visit at this time of year.

 

 

Gardening Against the Odds winners 2013

We catch up on the winners for the 2013 Gardening Against the Odds awards

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Butterfly Garden gang with founder Chris Evans

We catch up on the winners for the 2013 Gardening Against the Odds awards

The winner in this year's Gardening Against the Odds awards were announced back in November and the top prize went to The Butterfly Garden in Cheltenham.

The awards recognise those individuals and groups who garden against the odds of mental and phyical disability, or within a challenging environment, and in so doing enhance the lives of others.

Reader Holiday: America’s garden heartland

Take a trip to some of the most influential and innovative gardens on the East Coast of the USA, including a visit to New York’s inspiring High Line. 30 September – 8 October 2014

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New York High Line c. Iwan Baan

Take a trip to some of the most influential and innovative gardens on the East Coast of the USA, including a visit to New York’s inspiring High Line. 30 September – 8 October 2014

 

Our 12 favourite gardening books of 2013

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.

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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

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. 

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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

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

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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  

 

LOW-NOISE PETROL POWER

 

 

 

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

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

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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

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.

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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

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. 

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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.