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Inspiration for every season

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.

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A Year of Plants

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.

Nurseryman's favourites – June

Head gardener Fergus Garrett chooses the gorgeous red Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse' as a favourite for the June garden – plus 8 other summer picks and where to go to enjoy the best of the season

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Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse' c. Sharon Pearson

Head gardener Fergus Garrett chooses the gorgeous red Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse' as a favourite for the June garden – plus 8 other summer picks and where to go to enjoy the best of the season

Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse'

Things to do during Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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. 

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Chelsea in Bloom

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.

 

Chelsea Fringe 
18 May- 9 June 2013

Special subscription offer at Chelsea Flower Show 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.

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Subscription gift - Haws copper watering can

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:

 

Exclusive artist's print – just a few remaining

Don't miss your chance to buy an exclusive GARDENS ILLUSTRATED print of one of Natasha Clutterbuck's charcoal artworks of root veg.

 

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Golden Beetroot and Purple Carrot by Natasha Clutterbuck

Don't miss your chance to buy an exclusive GARDENS ILLUSTRATED print of one of Natasha Clutterbuck's charcoal artworks of root veg.

 

 

Reader Holiday - Gardens of the Northern Dutch Provinces: 3-9 July 2013

Take in some of the best gardens and nurseries in the Netherlands, including a tour of Piet and Anja Oudolf’s private garden

 

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Piet Oudolf's garden at Hummelo c. Walter Herfst

Take in some of the best gardens and nurseries in the Netherlands, including a tour of Piet and Anja Oudolf’s private garden

 

 

15% discount on Red Mud Hut pots and containers

If you've been to the Columbia Road Sunday flower market you might already be familiar with Red Mud Hut. If you haven't, here's your change to discover the range of pots and containers they produce for plants and gardens large and small. And they're offering a 15% discount too. 

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Red Mud Hut offer discount on pots and containers

If you've been to the Columbia Road Sunday flower market you might already be familiar with Red Mud Hut. If you haven't, here's your change to discover the range of pots and containers they produce for plants and gardens large and small. And they're offering a 15% discount too. 

 

Courson autumn plant fair

The plant fair at the Domaine de Courson, just south of Paris, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year at its autumn show this October.

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Courson

The plant fair at the Domaine de Courson, just south of Paris, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year at its autumn show this October.

Les journées des plantes held at the impressive Domaine de Courson just south of Paris is celebrating its 30th year at its autumn show on the 19-21 October.

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)

Japanese anemone offer

Take advantage of our reader offer. Plant these recommended Japanese anemones now and you'll enjoy fine, late summer displays for years to come.

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Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Take advantage of our reader offer. Plant these recommended Japanese anemones now and you'll enjoy fine, late summer displays for years to come.

Japanese anemones start blooming in late summer and carry on well into the autumn, providing a show of interest late in the season. This offer chooses three of our favourites (featured in our Plant Profile of the October magazine, issue 190).