Plants

Name this plant c. Lynn Keddie

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.

Guess this plant

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.

May favourites: Paeonia delavayi

GALLERY: There's a wealth of plants that look good in May, but how do you pick the best? Plant expert Hans Kramer guides you with a selection of his favourites (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

Umbellifer Reader Day c. Sharon Pearson

Spend a day at Great Dixter with nurserywoman Marina Christopher and head gardener Fergus Garrett looking at the variety and enduring appeal of umbellifers: 1 June 2015

Name this plant c. Annaick Guitteny

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.

Name this plant c.Sharon Pearson

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.

Hardiness ratings

You may have noticed in the magazine that we've started using hardiness ratings in our plant descriptions. Hardiness ratings provide a standard by which gardeners can tell which plants are likely to survive in a specific location. But what do the figures means? Here's an explanation.

Name this plant

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.

Pulsatilla vulgaris subsp.grandis ‘Papageno’ c. Maayke de Ridder

GALLERY: Expert plantsman Hans Kramer, owner of De Hessenhof nursery in the Netherlands, highlights some of his own favourites for helping the garden sing in spring. (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

Japanese cherry blossom c. Lynn Keddie

Ornamental Japanese cherry trees are one of the delights of spring with their clouds of blossom and make a wonderful addition to a garden. Val Bourne picks out some favourites from the collection at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire. 

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here