Plants

Preserving and storing the harvest

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. 

Hard working 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. 

Can you 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. 

September favourites

GALLERY: Nurseryman Hans Kramer shares his selection of unusual late-flowering blooms that will help with the transition into autumn (Images by Maayke de Ridder).

Can you identify 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. 

Can you identify 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. 

Can you identify 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. 

Hebes

Hebes - Although increasingly popular, hebes have never really been in vogue, but their flexibilty and contemporary good looks suggest that could be about to change. Here we've picked out some of Noel Kingsbury's recommendations. 

Can you identify 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. 

August highlights

GALLERY: Nurseryman Hans Kramer selects 10 old favourites to brighten your summer borders in August (Images by Maayke de Ridder).

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