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Sarah Raven sweet pea seedlings

Get your sweet pea seedlings planted now and you'll be picking blooms come summer. Here's an offer from Sarah Raven on some gorgeous choices. Offer valid until 31 May 2018.

Brewin Dolphin RHS Chatsworth competition

GARDENS ILLUSTRATED 25TH ANNIVERSARY: Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin is offering three readers the chance to win a pair of tickets each to the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show on Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Woottens of Wenhaston plant offers

There’s still time to sort out your spring planting now to ensure a colourful display later in the year. Award-winning nursery Woottens of Wenhaston offers a great range of perennials including a good selection of Iris sibirica and Hemerocallis. Here are two collections put together especially for Gardens Illustrated readers.

Blenheim Palace

GARDENS ILLUSTRATED 25TH ANNIVERSARY: Win VIP tickets to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, along with afternoon tea with Carol Klein and an overnight stay at The Killingworth Castle inn

Plastic in the garden: How to minimise using plastic products

Alys Fowler looks at how we can minimise plastic usage in the garden and gives her tips for responsible gardening.

The best yellow magnolias for gardens of all sizes

Magnolias are most commonly seen in shades of pink, purple and white. Grown for their flower colour, yellow magnolias can be an attractive alternative and their variable habit allows them to be grown in gardens of all sizes. Here you'll find growing advice for yellow magnolia trees and shrubs, the best magnolias to grow and where to buy them.

Nine of the best long aprons

Our pick of nine long aprons for extra protection in the garden.

A Landscape Legacy by John Brookes

Our book of the month for April is A Landscape Legacy, the autobiography from the late John Brookes. Read the review by Tim Richardson. 

Why plant lovers should visit Mani, Greece

A top holiday destination, Greece is a magnet for sun-seekers but the Mani, the central and most dramatic of three peninsulas in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece, is the perfect spot for plant-lovers as it is home to rare tulips, both pained and wild. Hannah Gardener visits the region in search of its plants.

Create a simple spring display

Troy Scott Smith, head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent creates a simple container display to celebrate spring, and gives his advice for styling plants in the garden. 

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