Tools & Equipment

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.

 

  

 

Kington Walking Festival visits Hergest Croft

Kington Walking Festival celebrates the Herefordshire countryside with a selection of interesting and informative walks led by knowledgeable guides. One of the walks available as part of the festival takes you to the gardens of Hergest Croft and its collection of more than 5,000 rare shrubs and trees. 

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Hergest Croft early autumn

Kington Walking Festival celebrates the Herefordshire countryside with a selection of interesting and informative walks led by knowledgeable guides. One of the walks available as part of the festival takes you to the gardens of Hergest Croft and its collection of more than 5,000 rare shrubs and trees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader offer for Sarah Raven's autumn catalogue

Gardens Illustrated readers should make the most of a 10% discount on Sarah Raven's new autumn catalogue. There's some lovely collections of tulips and other bulbs for planting now.

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Sarah Raven tulip bulb mix c. Jonathan Buckley

Gardens Illustrated readers should make the most of a 10% discount on Sarah Raven's new autumn catalogue. There's some lovely collections of tulips and other bulbs for planting now.

 

Sarah Raven’s catalogue for autumn is out now. Bulbs are to the fore with lots of tempting collections, including some new selections of tulips using cultivars chosen to complement each other.

Nurseryman's favourites – September

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter suggests extending the summer season with Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' - a showy star that brings colour, stature and structure to your garden

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Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter suggests extending the summer season with Viburnum opulus 'Compactum' - a showy star that brings colour, stature and structure to your garden

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’

Simply Roses Gardener's Hand Care Collection

Simply Roses is offering GARDENERS ILLUSTRATED readers a Gardener’s Hand Care collection that makes the perfect treat for all rose enthusiasts.

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Simply Roses Gardener's Hand Care collection

Simply Roses is offering GARDENERS ILLUSTRATED readers a Gardener’s Hand Care collection that makes the perfect treat for all rose enthusiasts.

 

Simply Roses focus on all things roses. There is a floral design service, which uses freshly cut roses, and a planting design service that gives you options for including roses and other scented plants in your garden whatever its size – or even designing new rose planting schemes from scratch.

Nurseryman's favourites – August

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.

 

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Anemone tomentosa c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.

 

Anemone tomentosa

Spot the Gnome competition

Here's an update on our 'Spot the Gnome' competition that appeared in our special Chelsea Flower Show coverage for the June digital edition.

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GI gnome

Here's an update on our 'Spot the Gnome' competition that appeared in our special Chelsea Flower Show coverage for the June digital edition.

 

Our Spot the Gnome competition (found on our June digital edition) is now closed. Thank you to those who entered. Unfortunately no one got the answer correct (admittedly it was quite tricky to spot all of the gnome's appearances!). So, we're going to keep back the prize of a Haws copper watering can and copy of Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury's Planting: A New Perspective for a future competition.