Tools & Equipment

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.

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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

Container combination - An Early Riser

Plant up a pot - designer Kristy Ramage makes the most of spring's early charmers to create a container with the appeal of the woodland edge.

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Spring scheme for pots c. Andrew Montgomery

Plant up a pot - designer Kristy Ramage makes the most of spring's early charmers to create a container with the appeal of the woodland edge.

An Early Riser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dan Pearson's 100 Must-Have Plants feature in the February 2014 issue.

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Dan Pearson's 100 must-have plants

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Dan Pearson's 100 Must-Have Plants feature in the February 2014 issue.

 

 

 

 

10 of the best cloches for your garden

Whether it’s winter protection for crops and seedlings, or planning ahead for soil-warming prior to sowing seeds come spring, there’s a style of cloche to suit your needs

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Cloche choice c. Sean Malyon

Whether it’s winter protection for crops and seedlings, or planning ahead for soil-warming prior to sowing seeds come spring, there’s a style of cloche to suit your needs

From left
Glass and wire bell cloche (next to watering can)
18 diameter x 25cm h,
£19.99 from Crocus

Woven bamboo tunnel cloche
1m l x 40cm h x 45cm w,
£20 from Gifts & Gardens

Chase barn cloche wire framework (glass not included)
£12 from Hibbitt of Oswestry

Reader Holiday: America’s garden heartland

Take a trip to some of the most influential and innovative gardens on the East Coast of the USA, including a visit to New York’s inspiring High Line. 30 September – 8 October 2014

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New York High Line c. Iwan Baan

Take a trip to some of the most influential and innovative gardens on the East Coast of the USA, including a visit to New York’s inspiring High Line. 30 September – 8 October 2014

 

9 stylish and practical bird feeders

Keep feathered friends happy in winter with these pretty but practical feeders

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The Short List - Birdfeeders

Keep feathered friends happy in winter with these pretty but practical feeders

 

FOR SMALLER BIRDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marjolein Bastin hanging feeder
£19.95, CJ Wildlife
0800 731 2820, birdfood.co.uk

 

 

SHABBY CHIC

Special reader offer for Angela Harding tea towels

Artist Angela Harding now sells tea towels featuring her gorgeous illustrations. Gardens Illustrated readers can take advantage of this special offer and save £3.50 on buying two.

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Angela Harding tea towels

Artist Angela Harding now sells tea towels featuring her gorgeous illustrations. Gardens Illustrated readers can take advantage of this special offer and save £3.50 on buying two.

 

 

Printmaker and painter Angela Harding – whose images can be seen illustrating our columnist Frank Ronan’s musings each month – has added tea towels to her range, printed with two of her characteristic designs.

Great Dixter Christmas Fair: 23-24 November

Get into the Christmas spirit at Great Dixter's gorgeous Christmas Fair. You'll find local stallholders selling artisan gifts, food stands and roaring fires in the Great Hall and Yeoman’s Hall. 

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Great Dixter Christmas Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit at Great Dixter's gorgeous Christmas Fair. You'll find local stallholders selling artisan gifts, food stands and roaring fires in the Great Hall and Yeoman’s Hall. 

Nurseryman’s favourites – December

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, chooses the deliciously scented Chiomonanthus praecox plus a selection of eight other plants to bring interest to the garden even in the depths of winter. 

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Chimonanthus praecox c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, chooses the deliciously scented Chiomonanthus praecox plus a selection of eight other plants to bring interest to the garden even in the depths of winter. 

Chimonanthus praecox

FINAL BOOKING Reader Day Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor: 15 November 2013

Don't miss this opportunity to join celebrated artist Bruce Munro for a talk about his work followed by a walk through the gardens at Waddesdon Manor to view his latest light installations. 

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Water Towers c. Mark Pickthall

Don't miss this opportunity to join celebrated artist Bruce Munro for a talk about his work followed by a walk through the gardens at Waddesdon Manor to view his latest light installations.