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How to prepare the garden ready for winter
Gardens

Now is the time to sort out the garden and protect it from harsh winter weather. The preparation you do now will put you in good stead for when spring arrives. Here are a few tips to help you prepare the garden for winter. 

New types of Hellebores
Plants

Over the past 30 years the range of hybrid hellebores has become evermore alluring. These are some of the extraordinary new strains raised by Hertfordshire breeder Lorna Jones. Selection chosen by John Hoyland. Photographs by Rachel Warne. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Andy Hamilton
Design

Andy Hamilton is an author, gardener and keen forager. He will be speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival in March 2017 and here you can find out more about his upcoming talk, 'A Wild Life in Gin'. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Jinny Blom
Design

Garden and landscape designer Jinny Blom will be speaking at next year's Gardens Illustrated Festival, 25-26 March 2017. She set up a landscape and design practice in 2000, having previously followed a career as a psychologist. Here you can read more about Jinny's love of gardens and her talk at the festival. 

Design ideas for building a tree house
Design

From a varnished wood and brass eyrie to a chrysalis-like pod, James Alexander-Sinclair seeks out the weird and wonderful world of tree houses to find inspiration for an aerial retreat of your own - be it in your garden, or a holiday adventure.

How to force bulbs for winter displays
Plants

Forcing bulbs allows you to introduce a much-needed burst of colour to your home at a time when very little is happening in the garden. Here, Hannah Gardner explains how to force bulbs and suggests a colourful woodland plant combination. 

How to make your own ginger beer
Plants

Alotmenteer Jojo Tulloh shares a recipe for ginger beer. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival Arne Maynard
Design

Garden designer, Arne Maynard will be speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. Here you can find out more about his talk and the love he has for garden design. 

The December issue of Gardens Illustrated
Gardens

Inside the December issue; beautiful new hellebores, nature inspired gift wrapping, how to force bulbs for winter displays and the best garden plants for winter. 

Gardens Illustrated festival Troy Scott Smith
Design

Troy Scott Smith is head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, which is famous for its stunning display of roses. You can catch Troy speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

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