Plants

The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury

Rory Dusoir reviews The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury to learn more about how to garden both with wildlife in mind.

Lavender c. Paul Debois

Roger Bastin of Bastin Nursery in the Netherlands (specialists in Mediterranean plants) names nine of his favourite lavender cultivars, along with tips on how best to grow and maintain them.  

Anemone tomentosa c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests Anemone tomentosa as an excellent addition to the late summer planting palette - PLUS other plant choices, and places to go to enjoy the season's plants at their best.

 

Mini meadow c. Andrew Montgomery

Bring the essence of summer to your own garden with this mini meadow in a pot. Gardener Julia Wylie uses annuals in bright contrasting colours to celebrate the season.

Comma c.Matt Berry for Butterfly Conservation

Do your bit to help our pollinators. We've got details of this summer's Big Butterfly Count PLUS a list of 10 garden plants chosen by butterfly experts Sally and Matthew Oates that will encourage and sustain pollinators.

Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' c. Sharon Pearson

Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett selects the rich red Tagetes patula 'Dixter Strain' to fire up summer planting  plus 8 other summer recommendations of plants to grow and places to go.

 

Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse' c. Sharon Pearson

Head gardener Fergus Garrett chooses the gorgeous red Rosa 'Florence Mary Morse' as a favourite for the June garden – plus 8 other summer picks and where to go to enjoy the best of the season

Lathyrus 'King Edward VII' c. Sarah Cuttle

Leading plantsman Graham Rice chooses his favourite scented sweet peas – perfect for your garden and hand-picked bouquets

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' c. Sharon Pearson

With summer finally in our sights, head gardener Fergus Garrett suggests the gorgeous poppy Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' for adding depth of colour. Plus other favourite plants choices for May.

Myosotis sylvatica 'Bluesylva' c.Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, selects his favourite plants for the April garden with spring finally holding sway. Here we highlight the showy forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica 'Bluesylva'.

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