Plants

Nurseryman's favourites – March

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, selects his favourite plants for the March garden. Here we highlight Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'.

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Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, selects his favourite plants for the March garden. Here we highlight Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'.

Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'
A first-class clump-forming lungwort with glittering long basal leaves 25cm long and covered in a silver wash. The leaf midrib and leaf edges remain a contrasting green. Produces clusters of shallowly lobed funnel-shaped flowers held in purple brown calyxes on elongated stems, which are decorated with small silver spotted stem leaves. The flowers open rosy purple and change colour to violet and violet blue. The whole plant is covered in bristly hairs. Benefits from a haircut after flowering.

Reader offer: 10% off 'must-have' plants at the Beth Chatto Nursery

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Piet Oudolf's  100 must-have plants featured in the February 2013 issue.

 

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Must-have plants

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Piet Oudolf's  100 must-have plants featured in the February 2013 issue.

 

 

Nurseryman's favourites – February

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, begins a new series of Nurseryman's Favourites. This month he selects those small, often delicate, plants that bring the February garden to life.

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Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica (c.Sharon Pearson)

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, begins a new series of Nurseryman's Favourites. This month he selects those small, often delicate, plants that bring the February garden to life.

 

Irish Garden Tour 2013

Join our exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour of the gardens of Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains in the company of Jimi Blake of Hunting Brook, 23-26 September, 2013

 

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Hunting Brook c. Jimi Blake

Join our exclusive Gardens Illustrated tour of the gardens of Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains in the company of Jimi Blake of Hunting Brook, 23-26 September, 2013

 

 

10 ways to improve your garden

Winter is the perfect time to think about your garden and how it can look even better next year. Award-winning designer Jinny Blom gives us her 10-point plan of things to consider.

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Sumptuous garden flowers

Winter is the perfect time to think about your garden and how it can look even better next year. Award-winning designer Jinny Blom gives us her 10-point plan of things to consider.

I’ve lived in my current house for the last 26 years. My garden has changed at least four times in that period as time, energy and budget permitted, and currently is undergoing a major overhaul, the biggest yet!

Nurseryman's favourites – December

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

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Vinca difformis c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

 

15% discount on Red Mud Hut pots and containers

If you've been to the Columbia Road Sunday flower market you might already be familiar with Red Mud Hut. If you haven't, here's your change to discover the range of pots and containers they produce for plants and gardens large and small. And they're offering a 15% discount too. 

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Red Mud Hut offer discount on pots and containers

If you've been to the Columbia Road Sunday flower market you might already be familiar with Red Mud Hut. If you haven't, here's your change to discover the range of pots and containers they produce for plants and gardens large and small. And they're offering a 15% discount too. 

 

Ring O' Roses - inspirational weekend garden breaks 2013

Join us on a series of long weekend breaks to visit a hand-picked selection of the finest gardens and nurseries in some of Britain's best-loved rural areas, each centred on a hotel with excellent food and accommodation. 

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Stone House Garden - part of the Cotswolds tour

Join us on a series of long weekend breaks to visit a hand-picked selection of the finest gardens and nurseries in some of Britain's best-loved rural areas, each centred on a hotel with excellent food and accommodation. 

We are delighted to announce the launch of a series of exciting weekend garden breaks that offer the chance of personal introductions and tours by owners and gardeners to inspiring gardens, many privately owned and not easily accessible to individuals.

Nurseryman's favourites – November

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses the swamp cypress Taxodium distichum for its fiery autumnal colours. Plus eight other plants to bring interest to the garden in November.

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Taxodium distichum c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses the swamp cypress Taxodium distichum for its fiery autumnal colours. Plus eight other plants to bring interest to the garden in November.

 

 

Missing clue to October crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the October issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

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Crossword

We're sorry but we've just noticed a mistake in the October issue crossword. We hope this hasn't been too frustrating for you.

Unfortunately we missed off the clue to 17 ACROSS for the October issue (190) crossword. Apologies to anyone who has been trying to complete it. Here is the clue:

17 Across: Open to the elements, seed pox developed (7)