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Design ideas for ponds and pools in the garden

The September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated is a water in the garden special and includes ideas for adding a pond or pool to your garden design. Here you'll find inspiration from three designer gardens. 

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Design ideas for pools and ponds

The September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated is a water in the garden special and includes ideas for adding a pond or pool to your garden design. Here you'll find inspiration from three designer gardens. 

Water is and asset in any garden, but whether you want somewhere to swim, a natural pond or reflective pool you'll need hardscaping to match. Here are the best design ideas for every space. 

 

Five key points for designing a pool garden from Dutch designer Bart Hoes

Autumn plant fairs 2017

Our round-up of the best autumn plant fairs to find quality plants, shrubs and trees.

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Autumn plant fairs

Our round-up of the best autumn plant fairs to find quality plants, shrubs and trees.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant shrubs, trees and hardy perennials. Check out our round-up of the best autumn plant festivals for the best choice of plants

Five designer tips for a sloping garden

Garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has transformed a sloping site in West Sussex to connect it to the hills beyond. Here, she gives her tips for designing a garden on a sloping site.

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Five tips for a sloping site

Garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has transformed a sloping site in West Sussex to connect it to the hills beyond. Here, she gives her tips for designing a garden on a sloping site.

Shepherd's Cottage in West Sussex has a contemporary country garden, with densely planted sloping borders that lead on to a wildflower meadow and orchard. Garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell designed the garden for owners, Jackie and Alan Sherling and here, she gives her tips for designing a garden on a sloping site. 

Making an entrance with container displays

Head gardener Thomas Unterdorfer regularly changes the mix of pots that greet him each morning. Here he gives his plant advice and growing tips for making an entrance with container displays. 

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Making an entrance with container displays

Head gardener Thomas Unterdorfer regularly changes the mix of pots that greet him each morning. Here he gives his plant advice and growing tips for making an entrance with container displays. 

Making an entrance

Design ideas for topiary and hedging

Hedging and topiary can bring structure and interest to your garden and can work well alongside contemporary or traditional planting. Here we look at some more contemporary ideas from Whitburgh House in Scotland.

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Topiary at Whitburgh House

Hedging and topiary can bring structure and interest to your garden and can work well alongside contemporary or traditional planting. Here we look at some more contemporary ideas from Whitburgh House in Scotland.

Keep interest in the garden going through all the seasons by introducing a few structural elements to your garden design. Hedging and topiary play an important role at Whitburgh House, near Edinburgh and can be found throughout the garden in both conventional and strikingly contemporary forms. Find four inspiring examples below. 

 

How to plant Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina' - your free seeds from the September issue

On the cover of the September issue you'll find a packet of Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'*. Here we explain how to plant your free seeds.  

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How to plant Gypsophila Elegans

On the cover of the September issue you'll find a packet of Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'*. Here we explain how to plant your free seeds.  

Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'

Unusual cultivar of popular hardy annual with crimson-red flowers in delicate blooms that smother the plant to create an airy cushion of flowers. Makes a perfect filler for summer bouquets and mixed borders.

 

 

 

 

 

Reader offer on Sarah Raven tulip collections

Sarah Raven has put together her best, top-size, absolute favourite tulips in three beautiful collections. and you can order your bulbs now at a Gardens Illustrated reader discount of £5.

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Sarah Raven tulip collections

Sarah Raven has put together her best, top-size, absolute favourite tulips in three beautiful collections. and you can order your bulbs now at a Gardens Illustrated reader discount of £5.

It's time to start thinking about your tulip displays for spring and getting your bulbs ordered. Sarah Raven has put together her best, top-size, absolute favourite tulips in three, beautiful collections.

Gardens to visit for planting inspiration

A seasonal selection of gardens and plant nurseries to visit for planting inspiration, chosen by head gardener Mat Reese

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A seasonal selection of gardens and plant nurseries to visit for planting inspiration, chosen by head gardener Mat Reese

There is a whole host of amazing places to visit for planting inspiration at this time of year. Here head gardener Mat Reese recommends a few of his favourite gardens and plant nurseries for you to visit and take a look at what's on offer. 

Recipes from an organic kitchen garden

In the August issue, Gardens Illustrated visits Worton Organic Garden in Oxfordshire and share a few recipes for delicious dishes using ingredients from the garden. Here you'll find a few extra recipes for a summer sorbet and stuffed gem squash. 

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Recipes from Worton Organic garden

In the August issue, Gardens Illustrated visits Worton Organic Garden in Oxfordshire and share a few recipes for delicious dishes using ingredients from the garden. Here you'll find a few extra recipes for a summer sorbet and stuffed gem squash. 

What to sow in the garden in July

Gardener cook, Jojo Tulloh says it's time to sow a few winter vegetables in preparation for the months to come. 

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What to sow in the garden July

Gardener cook, Jojo Tulloh says it's time to sow a few winter vegetables in preparation for the months to come. 

The gardening clock starts to tick a little slower around midsummer. The sun on your back, the drone of bees through your herb patch, the way your basket is filled to overflowing with courgettes, beans, squash and potatoes – all conspire to a general contented sleepiness. But even while you swing in your hammock, try to keep a corner of your mind fixed on the future.

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