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. 

Planting expert Noel Kingsbury considers the importance of the trials garden at Weihenstephan in helping to define contemporary Germany planting.

Plant-filled garden

In Portland, Oregon, Nancy Goldman finds joy in filling her garden with plants. Here you can find which are her favourites. 


Often thought of as tall, airy plants with finely cut foliage and a froth of flower, meadow rues are, in fact, much more varied. Here are Val Bourne's recommendations. 

Bring back the buttonhole

In the June issue we asked Gardens Illustrated readers to join our campaign to bring back the buttonhole by creating a buttonhole bouquet and posting a picture of it on our social media pages using the hashtag #bringbackthebuttonhole. We had an amazing response and as a thank you we have put together a gallery of some of those images. 

Colourful plant combinations

Here are five inspiring plant combinations from a romantic Dutch garden, planted in English style, that focus on bringing colour and vibrancy into the garden. Photography by Sietske de Vries. 

Plant combinations for borders

Four plant combinations to add colour and drama to your summer borders. 

Win gardening products from Scotts Miracle-Gro

Enter our competition to win a box of practical garden goodies from some of the UK's favourite gardening brands. 


A gallery of some of the best wisteria for flower, scent and overall dramatic effect, chosen by nurseryman and wisteria expert Chris Lane. Photographs by Annaïck Guitteny

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