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You may have noticed in the magazine that we've started using hardiness ratings in our plant descriptions. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location. But what do the figures means? Here's an explanation.
We are now including details of plant hardiness ratings alongside the regular plant information in the features in the magazine. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location.
Gardens Illustrated readers should make the most of a 10% discount on Sarah Raven's new autumn catalogue. There's some lovely collections of tulips and other bulbs for planting now.
Sarah Raven’s catalogue for autumn is out now. Bulbs are to the fore with lots of tempting collections, including some new selections of tulips using cultivars chosen to complement each other.
Nel and Theej Verheggen have perfected their dahlia growing, which they combine with billowing grasses and rambling roses to romantic effect. Here's some of their favourites.
For the past ten years Theej Verheggen has also propagated dahlias. Despite a modest nature, he takes pride in his success: “In June, people travel from all over to buy our dahlias."
Here are a selection of their favourites
Woottens of Wenhaston are offering a scented pelargoniums collection at a special 20% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.
There’s still time in the season to enjoy scented pelargoniums – see our plant profile in issue 200 (August 2013) – and as summer draws to a close you can bring your plants indoors so you can enjoy them all year round. Woottens of Wenhaston are offering a scented pelargoniums collection at a special 20% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.
The collection includes:
Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.
I Maestri del Paesaggio: International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden,
7-22 September 2013, Bergamo, Italy
Get your copy of our special edition A Year of Plants with over 200 beautiful perennials chosen by leading experts. You'll find planting inspiration right through from January to December.
A Year of Plants is essential reading for gardeners looking for inspired planting ideas to enrich their gardens from early sping to late winter.
• This special edition from GARDENS ILLUSTRATED offers a season by season guide to a selection of easy-to-grow perennials.
Here's this year's selection of horticulturally themed activities to enjoy during Chelsea Flower Show week - even if you don't have tickets to the show itself.
Inspired by the horticultural bonanza that is the Chelsea Flower Show? Here's some other garden related activities taking place in London during flower show week.
18 May- 9 June 2013
If you're going to the Chelsea Flower Show, visit the Gardens Illustrated stand and sign up to our special subscription offer. Save 40% on the shop price* and choose from either Piet Oudolf's latest book or a Haws copper watering can as your free gift.
Subscribe to GARDENS ILLUSTRATED at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May). You'll save 40% on the shop price* and you can choose a FREE gift as part of your subscription package. Choose from either: