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Take a look inside the April issue of Gardens Illustrated

Here's a first look at what the April issue of Gardens Illustrated has to offer. This month, how to make your garden plastic free, 12 of the best yellow magnolias and inspirational gardens with fresh spring planting.

Win a trip with The Alnwick Garden

Enter this competition to WIN a mini-break worth £1,000 with The Alnwick Garden. Additional prizes for four runners up. 

Nine of the best hand trowels

Simplify spring planting with one of these hand trowels. 

Wood anemones

There is charm in the simple form of an anemone, and the diversity of plants in the wild has provided rich pickings for enthusiasts. Here, plantsman John Hoyland picks out his favourite wood anemones. Photography by Lynn Keddie. 

How to manage a fritillary meadow

Morton Hall Gardens in Worcestershire has a spectacular bulb meadow that is famed for its fritillaries. Here, we share some advice for managing a fritillary meadow from garden owner Anne Luetcke. 

Advice for growing bulbs

Rod and Jane Leeds have created a garden that brims with life and colour in spring. It's packed with large collections of bulbs and here they share some advice on growing bulbs successfully in the garden. 

Gardens Illustrated seed suppliers

If you're looking for inspiration for this year's crop of annuals and vegetables, take a look at our selection of the best seed suppliers.

A review of Walled Gardens by Jules Hudson

Our book of the month for March is Walled Gardens by Jules Hudson. Here you can read the review of her book, written by garden writer Jodie Jones. 

Backhouse daffodils

Backhouse daffodils have been bred by three generations of the Backhouse Family, starting with William Backhouse (1807-1869). Here is a gallery of these daffodils, tracked down by Caroline Thompson, founder of the Backhouse Heritage Exhibition & Education centre in Fife and a direct descendent of the family. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Woburn Abbey Garden Show

Join us over the weekend of 23-24 June, when Bedfordshire's Woburn Abbey Gardens will come alive with horticultural inspiration at the Garden Show. Enter our competition to win tickets.

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