Tools & Equipment

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.

Nurseryman's favourites – July

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett selects the rich red Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' to fire up summer planting  plus 8 other summer recommendations of plants to grow and places to go.

 

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Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett selects the rich red Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' to fire up summer planting  plus 8 other summer recommendations of plants to grow and places to go.

 

Tagetes patula ‘Dixter Strain’

Join the debate on the future of landscape design: 7-22 September 2013

Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.

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Bergamo town square during landscape design festival

Be part of the cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate urban environments and natural landscapes through garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education.

 

I Maestri del Paesaggio: International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden,
7-22 September 2013, Bergamo, Italy

Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson

The latest exhibition at London's Garden Museum highlights the work of Dan Pearson, one of our most significant landscape and garden designers.

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Dan Pearson garden

The latest exhibition at London's Garden Museum highlights the work of Dan Pearson, one of our most significant landscape and garden designers.