Why you should celebrate apple day this year

Apple day is an event dedicated to celebrating Britain's apple cultivars and orchards. The tradition, started by the charity Common Ground over 30 years ago, is still growing and it's easy for you to get involved. 

Garlic to grow

Allotmenteer Jojo Tulloh explains why growing your own garlic is so rewarding and suggests some of the best garlics to plant now, plus find out how you can save 15% on buying garlic bulbs with our reader offer. 

How to cultivate nerines c.Sietske de Vries

Nerines and amarines flower when most other flowers have faded, so how do you go about cultivating them for yourself? 

Garlic c. Andrew Montgomery

Gardener cook Jojo Tulloh plans plenty of garlic planting for autumn and winter to make sure that she has a good harvest next year for cooking with. Here's a selection of her recipes to showcase your home-grown garlic.

Sarah Raven tulip collections

Order these stylish tulip collections from Sarah Raven and get free P&P with our special offer. Valid until 30/11/16.

The Garlic Farm offer

Get your garlic ordered now ready for planting over the winter months. Expert garlic provider The Garlic Farm is offering 15% off the price of two of their garlic growing collections. Valid until 1/10/16 to 28/2/17.


Renowned for their remarkable flower heads, which come in a range of pretty colours, these versatile garden staples are now very much on-trend and as simple as ever to grow. Photographs by Andrea Jones.

Top designers recommend spring bulbs

Five leading garden designers recommend the best spring bulbs to add colour into the garden after the dull winter months.

10 plants for late-summer colour

Although summer is nearing its end, there are still plenty of colourful plants that will ensure your garden remains fresh and bright. Here are ten plants for late-summer colour, recommended by plantswoman Marina Christopher. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

Avon bulbs offer 2016 c. Jason Ingram

Looking to choose some bulbs for a great display next year? We asked five designers to tell us what their favourite spring-flowering bulbs are (issue 239). Inspired by their choices, Avon Bulbs has put together an offer for Gardens Illustrated readers on a selection of bulbs - save 20%. Valid until 31/10/16.

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