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Autumn colours in Japan

Discover the tranquil beauty and rich autumn colours of Kyoto and its surrounding garden attractions 

Chiswick House Camellia Festival. Design by Marthe Armitage

Chiswick House springs to life this month in the beautifully restored conservatory with the Camellia Festival. There's 33 historic camellias to enjoy from 16 February to 17 March.

Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, selects his favourite plants for the March garden. Here we highlight Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'.

GroChar soil improver

Have you heard about GroChar? It’s a form of biochar that helps the environment in two ways – it locks away carbon dioxide normally released by decomposing plant matter, and when added to soils it acts as an effective improver. Here's your chance to win a tube to try it for yourself.

Competition to win a Hayter mower and scarifier

Spring is the perfect time of year to start your lawn-care routine, and here’s the opportunity to win both a mower and scarifier from one of the top lawnmower manufacturers, which will help you keep your lawn in top condition. 

Wood-fired ‘Dutchtub’ c. Sean Malyon

It may be a little chilly out there but given a sunny day, there's still reason enough to get outside. Here's a few items to help keep you warm once you are out and about. 

Must-have plants

The Beth Chatto Nursery is offering a 10% discount on plants, including a selection of those mentioned in Piet Oudolf's  100 must-have plants featured in the February 2013 issue.


Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica (c.Sharon Pearson)

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, begins a new series of Nurseryman's Favourites. This month he selects those small, often delicate, plants that bring the February garden to life.

Alitags professional labelling kit

Give your plants smart, clear labels with this professional labelling kit from Alitags. 

Piet Oudolf's garden at Hummelo c. Walter Herfst

Take in some of the best gardens and nurseries in the Netherlands, including a tour of Piet and Anja Oudolf’s private garden


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