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British Flowers Week 2016 - Florist Fiona Pickles

To celebrate British Flowers Week 2016, Gardens Illustrated will be posting a series of interviews with some of the amazing cut-flower growers and florists supporting the British-grown revolution. Here we talk to florist Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers. 

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British Flowers Week - Firenza flowers

To celebrate British Flowers Week 2016, Gardens Illustrated will be posting a series of interviews with some of the amazing cut-flower growers and florists supporting the British-grown revolution. Here we talk to florist Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers. 

Fiona Pickles - Firenza Flowers

British Flowers Week 2016 - Paula Baxter

To celebrate British Flowers Week 2016, Gardens Illustrated will be posting a series of interviews with some of the amazing cut-flower growers and florists supporting the British-grown revolution. Here we talk to Paula Baxter who runs Mill Pond Flower Farm in Berwickshire, Scotland.

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British Flowers Week Credit: Hedgerow

To celebrate British Flowers Week 2016, Gardens Illustrated will be posting a series of interviews with some of the amazing cut-flower growers and florists supporting the British-grown revolution. Here we talk to Paula Baxter who runs Mill Pond Flower Farm in Berwickshire, Scotland.

Paula Baxter 

Mill Pond Flower Farm

 

Reader Event: Celebrating Great Dixter

Join head gardener Fergus Garrett and garden writer Anna Pavord at Great Dixter to celebrate Christopher Lloyd's legacy and reflect on the garden's ongoing evolution. Monday 20 June 2016

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Great Dixter c. Andrew Montgomery

Join head gardener Fergus Garrett and garden writer Anna Pavord at Great Dixter to celebrate Christopher Lloyd's legacy and reflect on the garden's ongoing evolution. Monday 20 June 2016

Celebrating Great Dixter

 

 

 

Reader event: Garden tour at Highgrove

We are delighted to offer readers of Gardens Illustrated a second opportunity to attend a special tour of the glorious gardens at Highgrove, the private home of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Friday 24 June 2016

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Highgrove

We are delighted to offer readers of Gardens Illustrated a second opportunity to attend a special tour of the glorious gardens at Highgrove, the private home of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Friday 24 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the month - How to Plant a Garden

Our book of the month is Matt James's How to Plant a Garden. Read the review here. 

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How to Plant a Garden

Our book of the month is Matt James's How to Plant a Garden. Read the review here. 

How to Plant a Garden
by Matt James

Mitchell Beazley, £25
ISBN 978-1845339845

 

 

'A step-by-step guide through the process of planning and planting a garden, with well-labelled plant and garden photography'.

Reviewer Jojo Tulloh is a writer and allotmenteer.

 

 

Buy your copy of The NGS Gardens to Visit 2016 now

The National Gardens Scheme's Gardens to Visit is the must-have annual guide to thousands of gardens open for charity throughout the year in England and Wales. Use our reader discount to save 25% and start planning your outings now.

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NGS Gardens to Visit 2016

The National Gardens Scheme's Gardens to Visit is the must-have annual guide to thousands of gardens open for charity throughout the year in England and Wales. Use our reader discount to save 25% and start planning your outings now.

Each year thousands of private gardens open to the public on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme - raising money for charity. Last year a record £2.6m was donated to the NGS's chosen nursing beneficiaries.

Top 10 most romantic gardens

Lose your heart in one of the world's most romantic gardens. Garden writer Anna Pavord picks ten of her favourite gardens to visit that will sweep you off your feet

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Dicentra - Bleeding Heart c. Jason Ingram

Lose your heart in one of the world's most romantic gardens. Garden writer Anna Pavord picks ten of her favourite gardens to visit that will sweep you off your feet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poinsettia Day

Have you bought your Christmas poinsettia yet? Poinsettias are as much a Christmas classic as a Christmas tree, and are known as ‘Christmas Stars’ in much of the world. To celebrate International Poinsettia Day on 12 December florists Okishima & Simmonds created a dramatic statement

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International Poinsettia Day

Have you bought your Christmas poinsettia yet? Poinsettias are as much a Christmas classic as a Christmas tree, and are known as ‘Christmas Stars’ in much of the world. To celebrate International Poinsettia Day on 12 December florists Okishima & Simmonds created a dramatic statement

Poinsettias are as much a Christmas classic as the Christmas tree, and are known as ‘Christmas Stars’ in much of the world - and 12 December is International Poinsettia Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15% off RHS Chelsea designers' plants

From Dan Pearson's naturalised Chatsworth landscape to Marcus Barnett's Mondrian-inspired colour blocks, find yourself some star plants from these award-winning gardens at Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount on plants.

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15% off at Crocus

From Dan Pearson's naturalised Chatsworth landscape to Marcus Barnett's Mondrian-inspired colour blocks, find yourself some star plants from these award-winning gardens at Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount on plants.

Top designers Dan Pearson and Marcus Barnett have created stunning planting schemes for their gold award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Dan's for Laurent Perrier, full of gorgeous garden specimens and more naturalised plants, and Marcus for The Telegraph with his Mondrian-style blocks of colour. Online plant retailer Crocus, who landscaped Dan's and Marcus's gardens and provided the plants, has put together collections that include some of the star plants used.

Potted pipes - planting display

Head gardener Matthew Reese creates a container planting display to mark the transition from spring to early summer

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Planting combination c. Andrew Montgomery

Head gardener Matthew Reese creates a container planting display to mark the transition from spring to early summer

Pipe dreams

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