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Christmas Crossword 2012

It's time to put your horticultural knowledge to the test with our bumper crossword in the December issue. Answer all the clues, decipher the code word and you could win a magnum of champagne Taittinger

Festive foraging c. Kristy Ramage and Jason Ingram
Gardens

Your garden can help provide a very merry Christmas, if you know what you’re looking for and how to use it. Here's some stylish decoration suggestions to make yourself from designer Kristy Ramage.
 

Sumptuous garden flowers
Design

Winter is the perfect time to think about your garden and how it can look even better next year. Award-winning designer Jinny Blom gives us her 10-point plan of things to consider.

RHS Harlow Carr in winter c.RHS

The poetic beauty of many landscapes is particularly affecting in winter, so it’s worth making the effort to enjoy some of the finest scenery the country has to offer. What better way to enjoy a winter’s day? 

Vinca difformis c. Jason Ingram
Plants

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

Midnight Brambling - Lia Leendertz

Writer and regular magazine contributor Lia Leendertz tells us about her own blog - Midnight Brambling.

Great Dixter c. Joe Rodriguez
Gardens

Great Dixter's new monthly Study Days for 2013 allow you to see the garden in all its glory from season to season, plus gain inspiration and gardening knowledge

Autumn woods
Gardens

Get out and about and catch the last of the glorious autumn colours. Here's some suggestions 

Crocus 15% discount
Plants

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their plant range - and many of their products  

Stone House Garden - part of the Cotswolds tour
Gardens

Join us on a series of long weekend breaks to visit a hand-picked selection of the finest gardens and nurseries in some of Britain's best-loved rural areas, each centred on a hotel with excellent food and accommodation. 

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