Tools & Equipment

Nurseryman's favourites – July

As spring gets into its stride,nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ as one of the plants takes a starring role in your garden right now. Plus 8 other recommendations of plants late spring impact and seasonal places to visit.

 

A
a
-
Centaurea atropurpurea c. Jason Ingram

As spring gets into its stride,nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ as one of the plants takes a starring role in your garden right now. Plus 8 other recommendations of plants late spring impact and seasonal places to visit.

 

Centaurea atropurpurea
The fat buds emerging above the intricately cut grey leaves are so beautifully patterned with shiny dark-edged, overlapping scales that there seems almost no need for any flowers. But soon the top of the bud is forced open by the dark, wine-red thistle flowers spreading outwards like a stain of blood. Flowering
all through July and August, they add a touch of drama to the garden.

15% off wild flower plugs from British Wild Flower Plants

Take advantage of this 15% discount from British Wild Flower Plants on their extensive range of wild flower plug plants. 

A
a
-
Sticky Wicket meadow c. Jason Ingram

Take advantage of this 15% discount from British Wild Flower Plants on their extensive range of wild flower plug plants. 

Wild flowers and more naturalistic plantings were much in evidence in the show gardens at Chelsea this year showing us how we can all integrate plantings into our gardens – and help preserve native species and support wildlife.

Open Garden - Trematon Castle

Discover the new garden at Trematon Castle, Cornwall. Designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman have created a magical flower-filled garden surrounding a perfect miniature Norman castle. Find out when the garden is open to the public this summer.

A
a
-
Trematon Castle

Discover the new garden at Trematon Castle, Cornwall. Designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman have created a magical flower-filled garden surrounding a perfect miniature Norman castle. Find out when the garden is open to the public this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

15% off plants at Crocus

Online plant retailer Crocus has a great range of plants for every gardener and garden. Make the most of this 15% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.

A
a
-
15% off plants at Crocus

Online plant retailer Crocus has a great range of plants for every gardener and garden. Make the most of this 15% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.

We asked if Crocus could offer GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers a discount on some of the plants featured in the June issue of the magazine (issue 210), such as Centaurea; romantic, old-fashioned roses as selected by Arne Maynard and a selection of the key plants in Penelope Hobhouse’s garden.

Perfect planting ideas for beautiful containers

Get your copy of our special edition Pots of Style with 44 fabulous designs for container combinations ranging from collections of dainty alpines to tubs of meadow-inspired plants. 

A
a
-
Pots of Style

Get your copy of our special edition Pots of Style with 44 fabulous designs for container combinations ranging from collections of dainty alpines to tubs of meadow-inspired plants. 

Pots of Style gives you inspiration for creating beautiful containers from spring through to late summer

• Our second special edition from GARDENS ILLUSTRATED offers 44 fabulous designs for plant combinations for pots, containers and hanging baskets.

Exclusive Farrow & Ball event in association with Gardens Illustrated

Join us for an inspiring Colour in the Home and Garden day course in association with Farrow & Ball held at Deans Court in Dorset - Wednesday 25 June 2014.

 
A
a
-
Farrow & Ball reader day

Join us for an inspiring Colour in the Home and Garden day course in association with Farrow & Ball held at Deans Court in Dorset - Wednesday 25 June 2014.

 

 

Tickets on sale for new GROW London garden show

GROW London is the new contemporary gardeners' gathering, taking root on Hampstead Heath this summer: 20-22 June.

A
a
-
GROW London

GROW London is the new contemporary gardeners' gathering, taking root on Hampstead Heath this summer: 20-22 June.

Perfect for gardeners and non-gardeners alike, GROW London will offer the very best in contemporary gardening – bursting with ideas on how to transform your outdoor space, be it a large garden or a compact balcony.

Gardens Illustrated Talk 2014

Our speakers for the 2014 Gardens Illustrated talk are Dan Pearson and Fergus Garrett, both internationally admired gardening greats with a wealth of experience and boundless creativity. Anna Pavord will lead them in their discussion. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

A
a
-
Dan Pearson and Fergus Garrett

Our speakers for the 2014 Gardens Illustrated talk are Dan Pearson and Fergus Garrett, both internationally admired gardening greats with a wealth of experience and boundless creativity. Anna Pavord will lead them in their discussion. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

 


 

9 stylish loungers

Relax in the sunshine with our choice of 9 stylish wooden recliners

A
a
-
Classic steamer chair from Barlow Tyrie

Relax in the sunshine with our choice of 9 stylish wooden recliners

DESIGN SOURCEBOOK
Nine stylish choices of reclined seating for relaxing in the sunshine

 

SIMPLY STYLISH

 

 

9 mulching lawnmowers

Our Design Sourcebook shortlists nine machines that save time by recycling clippings as you mow - returning nutrients to your lawn as a fine mulch.

A
a
-
Husqvarna LB 553S mulching mower

Our Design Sourcebook shortlists nine machines that save time by recycling clippings as you mow - returning nutrients to your lawn as a fine mulch.

DESIGN SOURCEBOOK
We pick out nine mulching lawnmowers that save time by recycling clippings as you mow - returning nutrients to your lawn as a fine mulch.

 

GOOD FOR LONGER GRASS