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Book review - Virginia Woolf’s Garden

We review Virginia Woolf’s Garden by Caroline Zoob to learn more about the secrets behind the famous literary garden at Monk’s House in Sussex.

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Virginia Woolf's Garden

We review Virginia Woolf’s Garden by Caroline Zoob to learn more about the secrets behind the famous literary garden at Monk’s House in Sussex.

 

 

 

 

Virginia Woolf’s Garden: The Story of the Garden at Monk’s House
by Caroline Zoob, photographs by Caroline Arber
Jacqui Small, £30
ISBN 978-1909342132

Great Dixter Christmas Fair: 23-24 November

Get into the Christmas spirit at Great Dixter's gorgeous Christmas Fair. You'll find local stallholders selling artisan gifts, food stands and roaring fires in the Great Hall and Yeoman’s Hall. 

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Great Dixter Christmas Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit at Great Dixter's gorgeous Christmas Fair. You'll find local stallholders selling artisan gifts, food stands and roaring fires in the Great Hall and Yeoman’s Hall. 

Nurseryman’s favourites – December

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, chooses the deliciously scented Chiomonanthus praecox plus a selection of eight other plants to bring interest to the garden even in the depths of winter. 

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Chimonanthus praecox c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, chooses the deliciously scented Chiomonanthus praecox plus a selection of eight other plants to bring interest to the garden even in the depths of winter. 

Chimonanthus praecox

Buy a collection of 3 maiden fruit trees from Branch Nurseries

Branch Nurseries is offering readers a bespoke collection of three fruit trees – an eating apple, a cooking apple, and an eating pear. Each tree will be a maiden tree (one year old) making it perfect for training into the shape you choose.

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Palmette verrier fruit tree c. Andrew Montgomery

Branch Nurseries is offering readers a bespoke collection of three fruit trees – an eating apple, a cooking apple, and an eating pear. Each tree will be a maiden tree (one year old) making it perfect for training into the shape you choose.

 

Fruit tree experts Branch Nurseries is offering readers a bespoke collection of three fruit trees – an eating apple, a cooking apple, and an eating pear. Each tree will be a maiden tree (one year old) making it perfect for training into the shape you choose. (Please note: It takes a minimum of three years to train a maiden (one-year-old) tree into the shape of a palmette verrier [pictured here]). 

Nurseryman’s favourites – November

Make the most of autumn’s richly coloured foliage and the abundance of bright, ripe berries before winter frosts really begin to bite. Fergus Garrett selects Crataegus orientalis for its rich orange edible haws. 

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Crataegus orientalis c. Fergus Garrett

Make the most of autumn’s richly coloured foliage and the abundance of bright, ripe berries before winter frosts really begin to bite. Fergus Garrett selects Crataegus orientalis for its rich orange edible haws. 

 

3 for 2 and FREE p&p on Carbon Gold’s biochar Soil Improver

Make the most of this offer from Carbon Gold on their biochar Soil Improver and get your trees, shrubs and fruit trees off to a great start this autumn.

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Carbon Gold Soil Improver

Make the most of this offer from Carbon Gold on their biochar Soil Improver and get your trees, shrubs and fruit trees off to a great start this autumn.

 

Get your trees, shrubs and fruit trees off to a good start this autumn by adding biochar to the planting hole. Tests with Bartlett Tree Experts using Carbon Gold's biochar products have shown trees to establish successfully and maintain good health, with improved root growth and more efficient take up of soil nutrients.

Nurseryman's favourites – October

Even in October there are still plenty of colourful blooms around. Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' as a useful addition to the early autumn garden  plus 8 other recommendations of plants with interesting blooms, foliage and berries to grow and seasonal places to visit.

 

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Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' c. Sharon Pearson

Even in October there are still plenty of colourful blooms around. Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' as a useful addition to the early autumn garden  plus 8 other recommendations of plants with interesting blooms, foliage and berries to grow and seasonal places to visit.

 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – September

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter suggests extending the summer season with Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' - a showy star that brings colour, stature and structure to your garden

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Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter suggests extending the summer season with Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' - a showy star that brings colour, stature and structure to your garden

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’

Book review – The Wildlife Gardener

Rory Dusoir reviews The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury to learn more about how to garden both with wildlife in mind.

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The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury

Rory Dusoir reviews The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury to learn more about how to garden both with wildlife in mind.

The Wildlife Gardener
by Kate Bradbury
Kyle Books, £16.99

ISBN 978-0857831576

 

Discount from The Balcony Gardener

If you garden in a small space, you’ll be interested to know that online retailer The Balcony Gardener offers a range of containers, furniture, tools, seeds and other products and accessories perfect for a garden with limited space. PLUS this month GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers get a 10% discount.

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The Balcony Gardener

If you garden in a small space, you’ll be interested to know that online retailer The Balcony Gardener offers a range of containers, furniture, tools, seeds and other products and accessories perfect for a garden with limited space. PLUS this month GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers get a 10% discount.