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Christopher Bradley Hole

Andrew Wilson explores the issues raised when installing a pond in your garden and offers advice on how to construct the most natural-looking, eco-friendly pool that’s low on upkeep but high on pleasure

Conran Chelsea garden

Garden designer Andrew Wilson takes a look at the use of water features in the garden, considering the practical implications of incorporating these highly popular garden furnishings into your outdoor space


Alys Fowler's recipe for a quick-fix lunch using your home-grown winter produce.

Alys Fowler

It may be cold outside but there's plenty to be getting on with in the veg patch. Alys Fowler takes you through to what to do this month in your kitchen garden.

Hydrangea paniculata Everest

Nurseryman John Hoyland’s guide to successful pruning with advice on cutting back flowering shrubs to achieve a plant that is well-shaped and prolifically flowering.

Chiddingstone Castle

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James Alexander- Sinclair's bulb border design plan
Design, Plants

Do you want a spectacular display of flowering bulbs from January to July? Then follow garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair’s bold plan for a bulb-filled border. Download the planting plan here.

Anemone x lipsiensis c. Jason Ingram
Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery chooses a selection of her favourite flowers and foliage to introduce some much needed colour into early spring gardens.


Scilla mischtschenkoana Tubergeniana

Bob Brown, one of Britain's most talented nurserymen, chooses nine irresistible plants for late winter - Scilla mischtschenkoana Tubergeniana is just one of them. To find out more, look at the February 2010 issue of Gardens Illustrated.

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