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Beetroot recipes for 10 a day

Beat the winter blues by adding a colourful and seasonal twist to salads with beetroot. 

Making natural willow structures

It's time to start thinking about support and protection for new season's growth - here we give you ideas for garden structures made using natural materials, which you can make yourself. 

Marmalade recipes

In the February issue of Gardens Illustrated, we featured the Dalemain Marmalade Festival in Cumbria and here you can find three delicious recipes for fool-proof marmalade. 

Weather-watching in the garden

Nine of the best barometers, thermometers and weathervanes to help you keep an eye on the weather. 

Early flowering camellias

All camellias provide a vivid splash of colour when little else is in flower. Here is a gallery of Noël Kingsbury's favourite early blooms. Photos by Annaïck Guitteny.

Lucy Bellamy, new editor of Gardens Illustrated

Immediate Media, the special interest content and platform company, has appointed Lucy Bellamy as the new editor of Gardens Illustrated.

The art of making marmalade

How one woman's mission to preserve the art of marmalade making has turned into a glorious annual festival held in her Cumbrian home. 

Thoughtful, flowery gifts for Valentine's Day

If you're looking to give your loved one flowers this Valentine's, take a look at this list of ideas beyond the average red rose. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a year-long series, head gardener Mat Reese chooses ten of his favourite plants to bring some cheer to the cold days of February. Photographs by Jason Ingram.

The gardens of Westonbirt

Ahead of the Gardens Illustrated Festival 25-26 March, we take a look at the history behind the gardens of Westonbirt School, where our weekend of events is located. Head gardener Alixandra Chalk gives us an insight into what to expect in the gardens in spring. 

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