Garden Maintenance Supplies

Book review – The Speedy Vegetable Garden

Lila Das Gupta reviews The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz and learns that there are plenty of obscure but delicious vegetables she hadn't tried yet.

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The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz

Lila Das Gupta reviews The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz and learns that there are plenty of obscure but delicious vegetables she hadn't tried yet.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden
by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz
Timber Press, £14.99

ISBN 978-1604693263

Low maintenance gardening

Gardening can be a balancing act between your desired looks and the time you are able to spend on maintenance. So how do you get impressive results without devoting your whole life to your garden? Designer Annie Guilfoyle gives some tips

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Well thought-out design for a garden c. Annie Guilfoyle

Gardening can be a balancing act between your desired looks and the time you are able to spend on maintenance. So how do you get impressive results without devoting your whole life to your garden? Designer Annie Guilfoyle gives some tips

Let’s start by correcting a common misconception: there is a difference between low maintenance and no maintenance. As part of a design brief, clients will generally ask for a low maintenance garden – never yet have I been asked to design a high maintenance garden! But how low is low? In truth, what they are imagining is probably little or no maintenance at all, but unless you want a garden that is completely devoid of plant life there is always going to be some level of care required.

9 of the best lawnmowers

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine of the best lawnmowers to get your grass looking perfect - whatever the size of your lawn

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Mowing the lawn

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine of the best lawnmowers to get your grass looking perfect - whatever the size of your lawn

You could consider cutting the lawn a chore but if you have the right kit for the job then there's no reason for it not to be enjoyable. Here's some 2013 mower recommendations that we like the look of .

 

MOWING BY HAND

 

 

 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – February

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, begins a new series of Nurseryman's Favourites. This month he selects those small, often delicate, plants that bring the February garden to life.

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Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica (c.Sharon Pearson)

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, begins a new series of Nurseryman's Favourites. This month he selects those small, often delicate, plants that bring the February garden to life.

 

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)