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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Christmas lights

Bring the joy of Christmas lights out into the garden this year with one of these enchanting designs. 

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Outdoor Christmas lights

Bring the joy of Christmas lights out into the garden this year with one of these enchanting designs. 

In the run up to Christmas, the garden is often forgotten while the house fills up with festive decorations. In the December issue, Kristy Ramage brings the joy of Christmas lighting to her garden in Monmouthshire and creates six enchanting designs that help to lighten up gloomy winter nights. 

 

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

FREE postage pelargonium offer from Sarah Raven

Take advantage of this offer from Sarah Raven on two of her carefully selected pelargonium collections, giving you free postage and packing worth £4.95*.

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Pelargonium offer from Sarah Raven

Take advantage of this offer from Sarah Raven on two of her carefully selected pelargonium collections, giving you free postage and packing worth £4.95*.

“Pelargoniums are durable, beautiful and easy. They make some of the best-ever summer pot and garden plants. Kept frost-free, plants will come back year after year, looking bigger and better each time and you can propagate from them, too,” says Sarah.

Order your collection and get free p&p worth £4.95

The collections on offer include:

Design Solutions: Topiary

If box balls and bay pyramids are all that spring to mind when you think of topiary, then it’s high time to sharpen your shears and think again. Here are some ideas to encourage some creative gardening 

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Topiary c. Jason Ingram

If box balls and bay pyramids are all that spring to mind when you think of topiary, then it’s high time to sharpen your shears and think again. Here are some ideas to encourage some creative gardening 

1 The extraordinary gardens at Château de Marqueyssac take the art of topiary to new heights. Situated high on a hilltop overlooking the Dordogne valley, the garden contains more than 150,000 hand-pruned Buxus sempervirens shrubs, spread over 11 acres of terrace gardens.

Buy your copy of The Yellow Book 2015 for less

The National Gardens Scheme's The Yellow Book is the must-have annual guide to thousands of gardens open for charity throughout the year in England and Wales - and you can order this year's copy at a reader discount. Find out how

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The Yellow Book 2015

The National Gardens Scheme's The Yellow Book is the must-have annual guide to thousands of gardens open for charity throughout the year in England and Wales - and you can order this year's copy at a reader discount. Find out how

 

 

Published each year in February, The Yellow Book is the essential county-by-county guide to the thousands of gardens in England and Wales that open on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme (many of them not usually open to the public) to help raise funds for charities.

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