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GI columnist Jojo Tulloh wins award

Hurrah! Gardener, cook and food writer Jojo Tulloh wins a Fortnum & Mason Food Food and Drink Award for her column in Gardens Illustrated

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Jojo Tulloh award

Hurrah! Gardener, cook and food writer Jojo Tulloh wins a Fortnum & Mason Food Food and Drink Award for her column in Gardens Illustrated

If you’ve read our columnist Jojo Tulloh’s regular writings in the magazine you’ll already know how inspiring her words are on vegetable growing and creating seasonal dishes from home-grown produce (accompanied by Sarah Young's gorgeous illustrations).

 

 

 

The best supports for climbing plants

 Don't forget to give your plants the support they need to flourish in the garden. Here are nine of the best designs for climbing plants. 

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The best supports for climbing plants

 Don't forget to give your plants the support they need to flourish in the garden. Here are nine of the best designs for climbing plants. 

Support your climbing plants this season with one of these nine designs

 

MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Gothic Arch,
(270 x 120cm), £305, Muntons,
muntons.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get planting this Easter

The Easter break marks the busiest periods for plant nurseries across the country. We ask plant experts to give us their tips on what to look for when buying plants to ensure garden success.

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Spring planting c. Andrew Montgomery

The Easter break marks the busiest periods for plant nurseries across the country. We ask plant experts to give us their tips on what to look for when buying plants to ensure garden success.

While the shops are teeming with novelty rabbits and oversized chocolate eggs, garden nurseries are preparing for what traditionally has been their busiest time. 

The promise of warmer spring weather tempts people out into the garden and the long Easter break is often the first opportunity of the year for gardeners to start planting and to stock up on potting-shed essentials for the season ahead.

 

Weather-watching in the garden

Nine of the best barometers, thermometers and weathervanes to help you keep an eye on the weather. 

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Weather-watching in the garden

Nine of the best barometers, thermometers and weathervanes to help you keep an eye on the weather. 

British weather is notoriously unpredictable and for any gardener, it is frustrating when a strong wind or hard frost sweeps in and damages fragile plants. Here, we've compiled a list of barometers, thermometers and weathervanes, which will help you to keep a closer eye on the weather.

INDUSTRIAL
Stainless Steel Outdoor Weather Station,
£153, Manufactum,
manufactum.co.uk

Nine of the best hose reels

Gardens Illustrated pick nine designs to help you tidy away your garden hose.

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Nine of the best hose reels

Gardens Illustrated pick nine designs to help you tidy away your garden hose.

Nine designs to help tidy away your garden hose. 

QUICK FIX
Tap Hose Hanger,
£7.50, Garden Trading

 

 

 

 

How to manage water features in your garden

The owners of Hindringham Hall in Norfolk, a historic, moated house, give advice and helpful tips to help you manage the stream, pond or boggy area in your garden. 

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How to prepare the garden ready for winter

The owners of Hindringham Hall in Norfolk, a historic, moated house, give advice and helpful tips to help you manage the stream, pond or boggy area in your garden. 

How to manage water features

Norfolk has more than its fair share of quintessentially English manor houses, hidden away down remote country lanes, untouched by the passing of time. Sixteenth century Hindringham Hall is one of these, forming a mellow backdrop to the romantic garden created over 22 years by Lynda and Charles Tucker.

The Gardens Illustrated Christmas gift guide for gardeners

A selection of stylish, practical and decorative Christmas gift ideas to tempt even the most seasoned of gardeners.

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Christmas gifts for gardeners

A selection of stylish, practical and decorative Christmas gift ideas to tempt even the most seasoned of gardeners.

The Gardens Illustrated Christmas gift guide has a selection of of beautiful and practical gifts to give the gardener in your life. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017: 5 minutes with Val Bourne

Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. We spend five minutes with Val to discuss her love of gardening and her upcoming talk, 'Green and Gorgeous' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

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Gardens Illustrated Festival Val Bourne c. Lynn Keddie

Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. We spend five minutes with Val to discuss her love of gardening and her upcoming talk, 'Green and Gorgeous' at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer and she gardens on a wind-swept Cotswold hill - high above Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire. Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and other publications, as well as being the gardening correspondent for The Oxford Times. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley.

Piet Oudolf's plant list

In the garden of Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, designer Piet Oudolf has added a glorious selection of bright annuals to his trademark perennial plantings. Find his inspirational planting list here

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Voorlinden c. Walter Herfst

In the garden of Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, designer Piet Oudolf has added a glorious selection of bright annuals to his trademark perennial plantings. Find his inspirational planting list here

Piet Oudolf's latest project is a garden surrounding a new gallery of contemporary art near Amsterdam. The 2,000 square metre garden at Museum Voorlinden needed to encompass the gallery's contemporary building and connect it to the surrounding countryside.  

Jinny Blom's desert island books

The favourite gardening titles of designer Jinny Blom celebrate encyclopaedic knowledge, the poetry of the seasons and the participatory nature of therapeutic design.  

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Jinny Blom's desert island books

The favourite gardening titles of designer Jinny Blom celebrate encyclopaedic knowledge, the poetry of the seasons and the participatory nature of therapeutic design.  

I’ve always bought books and have been an avid reader since I first learned how. The pleasure of taking a journey through an author’s unfolding words is a sublime experience. Reading, rather like drawing or making music, is a submersive experience and the absorption of information occurs on many levels simultaneously.

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