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.

Key plants Hauser & Wirth c. Jason Ingram

The perennials meadow at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Somerset is a planting installation by garden designer Piet Oudolf. Here you can see 24 of the his key plants from the field. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

21 of the best hardy geraniums

Geraniums are easy-to-grow, popular plants and can be found growing in most gardens, regardless of size or situation. Here plantsman John Hoyland recommends twenty-one of the best, more recently introduced, cranesbill geraniums. 

August plants

Plantswoman Marina Christopher focuses on colourful and nectar-rich plants as her choice for late summer plants. Photography by Jason Ingram.

Plant combinations from a university garden

Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan is Europe's leading research and teaching garden with beautiful and exemplary planting displays. Here are four plant combinations from the garden.

Recommendations for salvias. Photo c. Maayke de Ridder

Tuingoed Foltz is one of the Netherland's most renowned nurseries with a collection of 140 different forms of salvia. Here, owners Bob Foltz and his partner Andries Bierling choose their favourites. 

Blackcurrant steamed pudding. Illustration c. Sarah Young

Jojo Tulloh shares a recipe for a blackcurrant steamed pudding, otherwise known as a top hat. 


Feast your eyes on these beautiful daylilies, recommended by plantsman John Hoyland and pick a few favourites to grow in your garden. Photographs by Dianna Jazwinski. 

July 2016 plants

This month, plantswoman Marina Christopher is drawn to loose, airy, meadow-style plants that look beautiful all summer, attract insects and last well into autumn. 

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