Plants

Key plants for an ornamental meadow

In the November issue we visit Susy and Coleman Townsend in Delaware, USA and here you'll find 12 key plants used to create their series of magical meadows.

Try this tulip combination

As Parham House in West Sussex prepares to plants out bulbs for next spring, head gardener Tom Brown considers one of his favourite tulip combinations. 

How to make an Advent calendar

Gardens Illustrated has joined together with The Herbarium Project to show you how to make your own floral Advent calendar for Christmas. 

The best winter stems for late season colour

As flowers and foliage fade in the approaching winter months, these trees and shrubs offer fiery colour. Andy McIndoe chooses the best winter stems for late-season colour. Photographs by Dianna Jazwinski. 

How to create indoor container displays

In the last of his series on creating containers with impact, gardener Thomas Unterdorfer keeps the colder weather at bay with hothouse and conservatory favourites. Here he uses Geoppertia crocata 'Tassmania' to echo the fire and light that is synonymous with the time of year. 

Unusual vegetables to grow in your garden

Mix things up in your vegetable garden and try growing a few unusual varieties among your traditional crops. Jojo Tulloh recommends a few of her favourites. 

Riverford Autumn and Winter Veg

Enter our competition to win one of 20 copies of Riverford Organic's cook book focusing on seasonal, autumnal veg

Woottens of Wenhaston pelargonium offer

Enjoy your own collection with these offers from pelargonium expert Woottens of Wenhaston. As summer draws to a close you can bring your plants indoors to protect them from frost and enjoy them all year round. Offer closes 31 October 2017.

Plantsman's favourites October

Head gardener Mat Reese fills his borders with long-flowering plants, clean whites and autumn foliage so there is still colour in the garden as the season winds down. Here are his favourite plants for October. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Species pelargoniums

Plantsman John Hoyland recommends the best species and primary hybrid pelargoniums - with gorgeous pics taken by photographer Diana Jazwinski. 

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