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Growing quince - PLUS recipe for baked quince

Quinces are perfect garden trees that bear pretty blossom in spring and heavy golden fruits in October. Once you’ve planted one, bring some zing to your autumn table by trying this delicious recipe.

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Quince c. Jason Ingram

Quinces are perfect garden trees that bear pretty blossom in spring and heavy golden fruits in October. Once you’ve planted one, bring some zing to your autumn table by trying this delicious recipe.

In the October 2011 issue of the magazine, garden writer Lia Leendertz explains why we should grow quince and how. Not only is it an attractive tree with pretty blossom but the golden fruits it bears in October are a culinary delight. Plus there's a recipe here to try.

 

Growing quince

Book review - Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

Celebrating the beauty, diversity and importance of plants within our everyday world, this book that introduces us to the field of economic botany and is laden with stunning botanical ilustrations. Read our review:

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Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

Celebrating the beauty, diversity and importance of plants within our everyday world, this book that introduces us to the field of economic botany and is laden with stunning botanical ilustrations. Read our review:

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World
by Helen Bynum and William Bynum
Thames & Hudson, £24.95 
ISBN 978-0226204741

Garden studios - how to choose your perfect work space

If you need to work from home but you’ve no room in your house for an office, then opting for a studio in your garden could be the ideal solution.

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Garden studios c. Roomworks

If you need to work from home but you’ve no room in your house for an office, then opting for a studio in your garden could be the ideal solution.

Containerised
This contemporary studio is actually made out of an old shipping container; the strong and robust metal shell makes an ideal garden room. Eco-designers John Little and Dusty Gedge specialise in making these modified garden buildings. Made to order, they can also feature special ‘habitat panels’ on the outside walls.

10 things you (possibly) didn’t know about dahlias

Celebrating dahlia season - here's 10 facts you might not have known about these gorgeous late season blooms

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Unknown yellow dahlia

Celebrating dahlia season - here's 10 facts you might not have known about these gorgeous late season blooms

Who can resist dahlias in their diversity of colour, size and style - late summer just wouldn't be the same without at least one dahlia in the garden somewhere.

Here's a list of interesting facts about them

Save 10% on exclusive dahlia combinations

September's reader offer: Four specially created plant collections that combine dahlias with complementary perennials and grasses. Readers get a 10% discount.

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Dahlia combinations offer

September's reader offer: Four specially created plant collections that combine dahlias with complementary perennials and grasses. Readers get a 10% discount.

Dahlias make fantastic focal points and work well when grown as part of a combination. The vibrancy of colour and boldness of form means they need carefully chosen companions - as shown by dahlia expert Helen Lewis in the September issue (213, page 68). To help you create fantastic displays of your own Helen is offering four unique collections to buy that combine dahlias with complementary perennials and grass partners.

How to employ a gardener - the flip side

One of our readers sent us a cartoon providing her side of the story when it comes to being employed as a gardener

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Addison cartoon

One of our readers sent us a cartoon providing her side of the story when it comes to being employed as a gardener

One of our readers wrote to us in response to our feature on 'How to Employ a Gardener'. In fact she didn't just write to us, she drew us a cartoon - and we featured a snippet in the Letters page of our September issue (213, page 102).

However, we thought it would be a shame not to show you it all. So here it is:

26 of the best scented plants

Choose scented plants to give your garden extra appeal. Val Bourne picks 26 favourite plants to give you fragrance right through the seasons.

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Scented flowers

Choose scented plants to give your garden extra appeal. Val Bourne picks 26 favourite plants to give you fragrance right through the seasons.

Here's our guide to choosing scented plants throughout the year. Val Bourne lists a selection of her favourites.

 

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Extra Extra! Another recipe from Great Dixter’s kitchen garden

Have you tried and enjoyed all the recipes that we featured in the August issue (212) from Great Dixter's vegetable gardener/cook Aaron Bertelsen? If you have, you might be interested in this extra recipe for redcurrant jelly that Aaron has picked out as one of his regular favourites from the late Christopher Lloyd's book Gardener Cook.

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Great Dixter’s larder c. Andrew Montgomery

Have you tried and enjoyed all the recipes that we featured in the August issue (212) from Great Dixter's vegetable gardener/cook Aaron Bertelsen? If you have, you might be interested in this extra recipe for redcurrant jelly that Aaron has picked out as one of his regular favourites from the late Christopher Lloyd's book Gardener Cook.

Great Dixter's kitchen gardener/cook Aaron Bertelsen chooses redcurrant jelly as a favourite recipe from the late Christopher Lloyd's Gardener Cook.

Redcurrant Jelly

Special book offers

Every month in the magazine we review some of the latest gardening titles and we always offer these at a reader discount. This month, however, we have extra special offers on two titles - valid for a limited period only. Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding, and Digging up Paradise by Sarah Salway. Read about them here.

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Book offers on Gardening Myths and Misconceptions and Digging Up Paradise

Every month in the magazine we review some of the latest gardening titles and we always offer these at a reader discount. This month, however, we have extra special offers on two titles - valid for a limited period only. Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding, and Digging up Paradise by Sarah Salway. Read about them here.

Every month in the magazine we review some of the latest gardening titles and we always offer these at a reader discount. This month, however, we have extra special offers on two titles - valid for a limited period only. Gardening Myths and Misconceptions by Charles Dowding, and Digging up Paradise by Sarah Salway. Read about them here. 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – August

Nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ as the perfect plant for a sense of cool summer freshness. Plus 9 other recommendations of top summer plants and places to visit.

 

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Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ c. Jason Ingram

Nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ as the perfect plant for a sense of cool summer freshness. Plus 9 other recommendations of top summer plants and places to visit.

 

Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’
An elegant, pure white version of Thalictrum delavayi, its delicate maidenhair-fern-like leaves are a brighter green than the species. The airy foliage is delightful on its own, but then in July the whole plant is sprinkled with little round buds like pearls, which open out into ballerina skirts, the pure white petals flaring to reveal a cluster of pale cream anthers. In midsummer when everything else is starting to look a bit tired this remains as fresh and crisp as a May morning.

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