Plants

Take a look inside the Plant Issue

This month, pick up a copy of the Plant Issue 2016, a special edition of Gardens Illustrated. Inside you'll find inspiration for cut-flower and container combinations, plus a look at some of the best gardens for plant inspiration. 

Voorlinden c. Walter Herfst

In the garden of Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands, designer Piet Oudolf has added a glorious selection of bright annuals to his trademark perennial plantings. Find his inspirational planting list here

WIN a copy of RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

Enter our competition for a chance to WIN a copy of RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

Woodland Trust Tree Dedication

The Woodland Trust is offering five chances for you to win a tree dedication in a woodland of your choice. Let's celebrate trees and ensure their heritage is a long and healthy one.

New types of Hellebores

Over the past 30 years the range of hybrid hellebores has become evermore alluring. These are some of the extraordinary new strains raised by Hertfordshire breeder Lorna Jones. Selection chosen by John Hoyland. Photographs by Rachel Warne. 

How to force bulbs for winter displays

Forcing bulbs allows you to introduce a much-needed burst of colour to your home at a time when very little is happening in the garden. Here, Hannah Gardner explains how to force bulbs and suggests a colourful woodland plant combination. 

How to make your own ginger beer

Alotmenteer Jojo Tulloh shares a recipe for ginger beer. 

The best winter-flowering heathers

Winter-flowering heathers are inexpensive, evergreen plants that provide colour in the coldest months. They are perfect for containers and mix well with a host of other garden plants. Here are some of the best winter-flowering heathers to grow in your garden. 

Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017 Charlie Ryrie

Charlie Ryrie is a gardener and florist. She started The Cut Flower Company by growing the flowers she loved in a small field next to her house. Charlie will be speaking at the Gardens Illustrated Festival 2017, 25-26 March. 

November plants

As winter begins to bite, plantswoman Marina Christopher suggest colourful stems and foliage, graceful grasses and delicate flowers to brighten light-starved days. Photography by Jason Ingram. 

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