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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.

Recipes from Great Dixter’s vegetable garden

Aaron Bertelsen is the vegetable gardener/cook at Great Dixter in Sussex. Here he gives us some of his - and the late Christopher Lloyd's - favourite recipes that make the most of fresh garden produce.

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Dixter tomato harvest c. Andrew Montgomery

Aaron Bertelsen is the vegetable gardener/cook at Great Dixter in Sussex. Here he gives us some of his - and the late Christopher Lloyd's - favourite recipes that make the most of fresh garden produce.

‘We have always grown a lot of fruit and vegetables in the garden,’ wrote Christopher Lloyd. ‘What could be more natural than to want to use them effectively in the kitchen?’ When Christopher’s parents, Nathaniel and Daisy Lloyd, bought Great Dixter in 1910, growing your own food (or having it grown for you), was the norm for anyone with access to an appropriate plot of land.

Open Garden - Trematon Castle

Discover the new garden at Trematon Castle, Cornwall. Designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman have created a magical flower-filled garden surrounding a perfect miniature Norman castle. Find out when the garden is open to the public this summer.

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Trematon Castle

Discover the new garden at Trematon Castle, Cornwall. Designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman have created a magical flower-filled garden surrounding a perfect miniature Norman castle. Find out when the garden is open to the public this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry plants offer

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.

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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.

Grow your own strawberries –  all they require is a sunny, sheltered spot. Space plants 30cm apart in the open ground. Alternatively, they can be grown in growbags (ten plants per growbag), or in hanging baskets or containers. Pomona Fruits’ hand-graded strawberry plants are available from March to mid July and will crop 60-90 days after planting.

Nurseryman's favourites – May

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.

 

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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.

 

Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’
For some reason this is called both fair maids of Kent and fair maids of France. Wherever the maids are from, they’re adorable. Exquisite, double, milky-white pompoms, bounce in the wind on tall stems above a mound of green, lobed leaves. They like some shade with good soil where they won’t dry out. Mine has multiplied gratifyingly, creating slow-growing clumps. The fair maids disappear after flowering, leaving room for later herbaceous perennials. AGM.

Missing April crossword - issue 208

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

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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

We're really sorry for the error we made in the April issue where we re-published March's crossword. Apologies for any frustration this caused.

We've included a link here so that you can download the correct crossword. You'll need to print out the crossword to complete it. You'll also find the answers to both March's and April's crossword (April's are upside down at the bottom of the page).

http://cdn.immediatecontent.com/gardensillustrated/pdf/april-crossword.pdf
Download the pdf file.

Nurseryman’s favourites – April

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.

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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.

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Pretty, little, forget-me-not flowers in April. Beautiful silver leaves netted with green get bigger and bigger as summer goes on. Given enough food and water the leaves can be magnificent, making good ground cover, and long outlast the flowers. They need a rich, deep, humusy soil and an ample supply of water to look their best – but are worth it. B. macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ is almost the same, but with solid, silver leaves that shimmer in the shade.

9 stylish loungers

Relax in the sunshine with our choice of 9 stylish wooden recliners

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Classic steamer chair from Barlow Tyrie

Relax in the sunshine with our choice of 9 stylish wooden recliners

DESIGN SOURCEBOOK
Nine stylish choices of reclined seating for relaxing in the sunshine

 

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