Tools & Equipment

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. 

 

9 nifty tools for cutting your hedges

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine different tools - all cordless - for trimming hedges

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Hedge trimming c. Tim Sandall

Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine different tools - all cordless - for trimming hedges

Get your hedges cut - without tripping over cables. Choose from a selection of hedge trimmers that consider all your cutting options  

 

LOW-NOISE PETROL POWER

 

 

 

Great Dixter events

Here's a round-up of interesting Great Dixter dates over the next couple of weeks worth noting for your diary - the perfect excuse you need to visit the gardens in their early autumn splendour

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Great Dixter Plant Fair

Here's a round-up of interesting Great Dixter dates over the next couple of weeks worth noting for your diary - the perfect excuse you need to visit the gardens in their early autumn splendour

Here's a quick round-up of events taking place at Great Dixter over the next couple of weeks. Please note: This year the Dachshund Fun Show does NOT coincide with the Great Dixter Plant Fair.

 

Nurseryman's favourites – October

Even in October there are still plenty of colourful blooms around. Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' as a useful addition to the early autumn garden  plus 8 other recommendations of plants with interesting blooms, foliage and berries to grow and seasonal places to visit.

 

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Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' c. Sharon Pearson

Even in October there are still plenty of colourful blooms around. Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' as a useful addition to the early autumn garden  plus 8 other recommendations of plants with interesting blooms, foliage and berries to grow and seasonal places to visit.

 

 

Reader day at Great Dixter – Bulb Planting, 21 October 2013

SELLING FAST - ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAINING  Spend a day with Great Dixter’s head gardener, Fergus Garrett, gathering ideas and advice on bulb planting and combinations to ensure spring starts with a burst of colour.

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Bulbs at Great Dixter

SELLING FAST - ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAINING  Spend a day with Great Dixter’s head gardener, Fergus Garrett, gathering ideas and advice on bulb planting and combinations to ensure spring starts with a burst of colour.

 

  

 

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