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Six of the best garden podcasts

Whether you want to learn how to keep your houseplants alive, discover more about the National Trust’s gardens or just enjoy some lively conversation while you’re at work in the potting shed, there’s a podcast for you. We recommend six of the best.

The Lemon Tree Trust: Gardens of hope

The Lemon Tree Trust is a UK-based Community Interest Company (CIC) supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq by providing food, work and hope through the cultivation of gardens. Here is a gallery of images from the camp, illustrating how the gardens are bringing stability, beauty and dignity to those that live there.

The Lemon Tree Trust

Far from being temporary, refugee camps can provide accommodation for displaced people for many years. Gardens bring stability, beauty and dignity. In the February issue of Gardens Illustrated, writer Caroline Beck looks into the work of the Lemon Tree Trust, a project supporting those living in Domiz, a refugee camp in the plains of Kurdistan, Iraq. Here is a little information about the project. 

Why plant lovers should visit: Scotland

It may feel counterintuitive to head north for an early spring, but Hannah Gardner is visiting Scotland in search of snowdrops and uncommon trees. 

Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs

Gardens Illustrated book of the month for February is Dreamscapes by photographer Claire Takacs. Read our review here. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a new series, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects her favourite February plants, from fragrant blooms to delicate harbingers of spring. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

Take a look inside the February issue

Take a look inside the February 2018 issue of Gardens Illustrated. This month, garden designer Sarah Price chooses 100 beautiful and useful plants for the garden.

Crocus 15% discount 2018

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their range of plants, seeds and bulb. Don't miss the chance to make some great plant choices at a saving. Valid until 28/2/18.

Tips for planting in a dry climate

In western Spain, a mix of drought-tolerant plants and careful design has allowed this garden to flourish, despite its extreme weather. Here, you'll find tips for designing in a dry climate.

Get kitted out for visiting gardens

January, for the gardener, is all about planning and anticipating the gardening season ahead. There's nothing quite like visiting gardens to find inspiration for design ideas and planting so we've put together a list of kit, for visiting gardens at home and abroad. 

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