Garden Maintenance Supplies

Save 15% on fruit trees from Pomona Fruits

20 October 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Reader offer on Pomona fruit trees

Pomona Fruits are offering readers a 15% discount on an exciting selection of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and medlar.

Now is the perfect time to plant and establish fruit trees. Fruit specialists Pomona Fruitsoffer a good range of trees of both traditional fruit varieties and some exciting new cultivars. We’ve chosen a selection of both culinary and dessert fruits including apple, pear plum and medlar that represent the best of British. GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers can buy these at a special 15% discount.

Missing clue to October crossword

2 October 2012 - 3:47pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the October issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

Unfortunately we missed off the clue to 17 ACROSS for the October issue (190) crossword. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to complete it. Here is the clue:

17 Across: Open to the elements, seed pox developed (7)

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'

20 September 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' c.Jason Ingram     

The end of summer may be in sight but there are plenty of plants that continue to give the garden impact late into the season. Nurserywoman Chris Marchant chooses nine of the best, including Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (=‘Blotau’)


The Pothole Gardener in Bristol

19 September 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Garden Illustrated's pothole garden c. Jason Ingram

The Pothole Gardener visited Bristol to create a tiny garden especially for Gardens Illustrated magazine. We recorded the guerilla gardening event for everyone to enjoy.

We've been fans of the Pothole Gardener at Gardens Illustrated for a while now, enjoying the updates emailed through when a new miniature garden has been created - take at look at the

Tessa Newcomb paintings

21 August 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
The Adorable Plot, Tessa Newcomb

Suffolk-based artist Tessa Newcomb's new book The Adorable Plot celebrates the allotment in all it quirky characterfulness. We have news of an exhibition of her painting, plus a reader offer on the book. 

If you noticed our story in the September issue about artist Tessa Newcomb’s new book The Adorable Plot, you might be interested to hear that there is an exhibition of her work this autumn at the Yew Tree Gallery nr Penzance, Cornwall. Painting from the book will feature as part of the gallery’s autumn exhibition ‘Pastorale’.
Private view 2 September with the exhibition continuing until 27 October

Creative containers for late summer

21 August 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Sarah Price's combination for late-summer container c. Andrew Montgomery

Designer Sarah Price uses plants of different form and scale to create an eye-catching, late-summer container display 

Late-summer celebration

Reader day at Great Dixter – 'Succession Planting' SOLD OUT

25 July 2012 - 12:33pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Great Dixter with the Long Border

Head gardener Fergus Garrett shares his ideas on how to bring colour, texture and form to your garden through the year. Our 'Succession Planting' reader day takes place at Great Dixter, 12 November 2012. Please note this event is now SOLD OUT




Book Review - Gardens: Their Hidden Life

20 July 2012 - 12:00am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Gardens Their Hidden Life by Colin Spedding

Garden columnist Francine Raymond reviews Colin Spedding's book Gardens: Their Hidden Life and discovers that his aim is to get us thinking about our gardens as important wildlife habitats with all the flora and fauna they support (even the pests and weeds).

Gardens: their Hidden Life - Unnoticed plants and unseen animals
by Colin Spedding
Bloomsbury, £25
ISBN 978 1408158685

Nurseryman's favourites – July

27 June 2012 - 11:37am
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries highlights Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’ for its gorgeous golden flowers that brighten the garden in July. PLUS places to visit to enjoy summer plantings at their best


Special subscription offer at 2012's flower shows

19 June 2012 - 12:20pm
Submitted by Sorrel Everton
Sneeboer Gardens Illustrated-stamped fork

Get a free Sneeboer fork when you subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at the Chelsea Flower Show, BBC Gardeners' World Live, Coombe Trenchard's Arts & Crafts Garden Festival, or the Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair.

Subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May 2012), Coombe Trenchard Arts & Crafts Garden Festival (1-2 June 2012), BBC Gardeners’ World Live (13-17 June 2012), or Cottesbrooke Gardeners' Fair (22-24 June 2012) and you can choose a FREE gift as part of your su