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The shortlist for the Octavia Hill Awards have been made. Now the National Trust are asking the public to cast their vote and decide who the real green heroes in our communities are.
Organised by the National Trust, in partnership with BBC Countryfile Magazine, the awards mark the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill, the social reformer and environmental campaigner who helped found the National Trust, who died in August 1912.
Asparagus is easy to grow and tastes delicious freshly harvested from the garden. Here's your chance to buy grade-A crowns ready for planting now at a special offer price
Specialist nursery Pomona is offering two cultivars of one-year-old, ‘grade A’ asparagus crowns at a special price of £14.50 for 12 crowns, or £27 if you buy both cultivars (p&p included). These will establish quickly to give your first crop in just one year after planting.
Here's a selection of gardens to visit that celebrate the season with fresh ideas and colourful combinations. Writer Val Bourne picks the best
Three themes to inspire your spring planting combinations and 9 gardens to visit that show you how its done.
Pastels work at this time of the year because the light is soft enough to flatter milky blues, whites and pinks. Bare earth frames low-growing woodlanders and these could include gentle wood anemones, bright-eyed primroses, smaller crocus and miniature blue bulbs among many others. These woodlanders nestle under an ambient canopy provided by deciduous trees and shrubs.
Our trip to India takes in some of the finest Mughal gardens and palaces of North India. The tour's host John Brookes has arranged a number of special events to make your visits especially memorable.
The palaces and gardens of North India were built by the 16th and 17th-century Mughal emperors to house their great courts.
As well as visiting some of the major sites and gardens, the journey also takes in many of the less visited yet stunning gardens and palaces in the region, thanks to the connections of your tour leader, the distinguished designer John Brookes. A number of events have also been planned for the party.
If you've been inspired by plantswoman Beth Chatto's list of 100 must-have plants featured in the February issue of the magazine, here's your chance to get hold of your pick at a 10% discount
We are delighted to feature Beth Chatto’s list of 100 must-have plants in the February 2012 issue of Gardens Illustrated (issue 182).
The nursery is offering readers a 10% discount on plant orders made from its mail order list. The offer covers not only the plants on Beth’s 100 must-have list, but any other plants you select.