Plants

Quiz 6: 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.

Hepatica americana  f. rhodantha  c. Maayke de Ridder

GALLERY: Expert plantsman Hans Kramer, owner of De Hessenhof nursery in the Netherlands, is our new columnist for 2015. He starts his 'favourites' series by choosing some colourful highlights for the February garden. (Images by Maayke de Ridder)

10% off on Penelope Hobhouse’s 100 recommended plants

In the February 2015 issue (218) respected garden designer and plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse shared her recommendations on 100 plants she thinks every gardener should grow. If you’ve been inspired to try a new plant or return to some old favourites, here’s an exclusive reader offer on some of the plants she lists.

Quiz 5: 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.

Quiz 4: Name this plant

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week we'll post a new quiz and you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, give its origins, history, cultivation and indicate how best to propagate 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

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week we'll post a new quiz and you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, give its origins, history, cultivation and indicate how best to propagate 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.

Quiz 2: Name this plant

Test your gardening knowledge in our GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week we'll post a new quiz and you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, give its origins, history, cultivation and indicate how best to propagate 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.

Sarah Raven reader offer on vegetable collections

With Sarah Raven's tried and tested, grow-your-own vegetable collections you'll be harvesting the most delicious produce - and we're offering free p&p on three collections

Plant quiz: Name this plant?

Test your gardening knowledge in our NEW GARDENS ILLUSTRATED quiz. Each week we'll post a new quiz and you'll be asked to identify a seasonal plant, give its origins, history, cultivation and indicate how best to propagate 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.

Betula utilis jacquemontii c. Jason Ingram

The textural bark of birch trees has a haunting beauty and comes in many more colours and textures than you might think. Horticulturist Christina Jones gives her recommendations. 

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