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Irish Garden Tour 2013

Join our exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour of the gardens of Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains in the company of Jimi Blake of Hunting Brook, 23-26 September, 2013

 

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Hunting Brook c. Jimi Blake

Join our exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour of the gardens of Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains in the company of Jimi Blake of Hunting Brook, 23-26 September, 2013

 

 

Winter walks for gardeners

The poetic beauty of many landscapes is particularly affecting in winter, so it’s worth making the effort to enjoy some of the finest scenery the country has to offer. What better way to enjoy a winter’s day? 

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RHS Harlow Carr in winter c.RHS

The poetic beauty of many landscapes is particularly affecting in winter, so it’s worth making the effort to enjoy some of the finest scenery the country has to offer. What better way to enjoy a winter’s day? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – December

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

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Vinca difformis c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

 

Enjoying Autumn to the full

Get out and about and catch the last of the glorious autumn colours. Here's some suggestions 

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Autumn woods

Get out and about and catch the last of the glorious autumn colours. Here's some suggestions 

This year's autumn colours are proving a highlight to an otherwise dour year of weather. Make the most of the season by getting out and about on a walk or garden visit. Here's a few suggestions

Save 15% on fruit trees from Pomona Fruits

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

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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

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.

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Crossword

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'

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’)

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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

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.

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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

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. 

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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

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

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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