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Take a look inside the August issue

A sneak peek inside the latest issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, find design ideas for small gardens, the best outdoor cooking kit and hard-working August plants.

July plants

With summer in full swing, gardeners are spoilt for choice when it comes to colourful blooms and luscious foliage. Here are 10 recommended plants to grow for July, chosen by nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Baptisia  c. Jason Ingram

Originating from North America, baptisia have been grown in gardens in the UK since the end of the 19th century. Baptisias are hardy plants with beautiful foliage and eye-catching flowers and although they are often mistaken for lupins, baptistia are less susceptible to pests and disease and will last much longer....

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