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Expert plantsman Roy Lancaster gives his tips on how to grow Daphnes to fill your garden with scent right through the winter and beyond
In the February 2012 issue of Gardens Illustrated (issue 182) Roy Lacaster gives his choice of favourite daphnes to grow. Here we bring you his advise to success in growing these worthwhile shrubs.
Every garden needs a few special plants that seed themselves, springing up to fill gaps and make spontaneous combinations. Here plantswoman Derry Watkins gives us her guide to the best
Every garden needs a few special plants that seed themselves, springing up to fill gaps and make spontaneous combinations. Here’s plantswoman Derry Watkins gives us her guide to the best
Papaver rhoeas Mother of Pearl Group
A strain of the wild corn poppy selected by artist Cedric Morris. Subtle grey, lavender, pink and white, the colour appears to be stippled on with a fine paintbrush. It is vital to grow well away from wild corn poppies, or they will all end up red.
Typical height (H) 30cm.
Inspiring new year’s resolutions that will help you achieve the full potential of your garden in the season ahead.
We asked designer and gardening presenter James Alexander-Sinclair to give us ideas on giving your garden a New Year brush up. He also got some thoughts from well-known gardening friends
Even in December there are still plants that will illuminate your garden. John Hoyland chooses a selection including this delightful witch hazel.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’
This witch hazel makes a magnificent shrub that is more compact and less unruly than some Hamamelis. The narrow, twisting petals form spidery flowers with a strong, sweet scent; they look fragile but are tough enough to withstand the iciest weather. This Hamamelis can also put up with a windy location, but it dislikes shallow, chalky soil, and waterlogged conditions will kill it, so it is always worth digging grit into the soil when you plant it.
Here's a taster of some of the delicious recipes in the December issue for wholesome party delicacies made using fresh produce from the garden, along with foraged fruit and nuts
Garden writer Lia Leendertz has put together a selection of wholesome party delicacies made with fresh produce from the garden along with foraged fruit and nuts. You'll find the full selection of her dishes in the December issue (180). Here's just a taster of some of the exciting things she came up with .
Choose your favourite image from a selection of the best International Garden Photographer of the Year entries – at a 10% discount.
Choose your favourite image from a selection of the best International Garden Photographer of the Year entries.
Take a look at this newly available perennial poppy. Papaver orientale 'Ruffled Patty' has deeply fringed petals in a pinky-plum colour and grows to 75cm. Also note correction to published telephone number for supplier Hayloft.
Papaver orientale ‘Ruffled Patty’, the free-spirited sister to favourite ‘Patty’s Plum’, has deeply fringed petals in a sumptuous pinky-plum colour. It is best suited to full sun and grows to 75cm.