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Can you name this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Order your bulbs NOW. Inspired by spring-flowering favourites chosen by designers, including Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith, and featured in the October issue of Gardens Illustrated [issue 226], Avon Bulbs have put together a selection of bulbs offered to readers at a 20% discount.

October 2015
Gardens

Take a look at our preview of the October 2015 issue - on sale Tuesday 22 September. This month, look out for our new series with designer Arne Maynard at his Monmouthshire home, Allt-y-Bela, plus we look at the traditional skill of hedge laying and help you choose the best crab apple tree for your garden.  

Gardens Illustrated Shop c. Sean Malyon

We are delighted to announce that our new online Gardens Illustrated Shop is now up and running. Find out more about the gorgeous practical products we have for the discerning gardener.

Gardens Illustrated tour of Alsace & Rhineland c. Clare Takacs
Gardens

Join writer and plantsman Noël Kingsbury and like-minded Gardens Illustrated readers to discover the richly planted gardens that span the borderland areas of Alsace and Rhineland, sharing a unique French/German heritage and character. 11-15 June 2016

Can you identify this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Can you name this plant?
Plants

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, plus answer other questions about it. Once you've completed the five questions about this particular plant, we'll give you details about how to grow it successfully in your garden. There's no prize but we hope that throughout the year it's a fun way to learn more about a whole host of garden plants. 

Preserving and storing the harvest
Plants

Gallery: There's no need for your fruit and veg to go to waste; we've chosen these items that offer clever ways to help preseve and store your havest. 

9 garden taps
Design

Nine ways to bring water into the garden. 

Hard working plants
Plants

We all want our gardens to provide interest for as long as possible, but some plants are more obliging than others. Nurserywoman Derry Watkins selects the plants that are willing to go that extra mile. 

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