Plants

Vinca difformis c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses Vinca difformis for its grace and long season of interest – with the occasional flower right through to December. Plus her pick of other top plants for the winter months.

Crocus 15% discount

Online plant retailer Crocus is offering readers a 15% discount this month on their plant range - and many of their products  

Reader offer on Pomona fruit trees

Pomona Fruits are offering readers a 15% discount on an exciting selection of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and medlar.

Great British Elm Experiment - saplings for Lambeth

We've got five British elm saplings to give away as part of 'The Great British Elm Experiment' to re-establish healthy British elms back into the country.

 

Taxodium distichum c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries chooses the swamp cypress Taxodium distichum for its fiery autumnal colours. Plus eight other plants to bring interest to the garden in November.

Ixiolirion ledebourii c.Avon Bulbs

This is a fantastic offer - interesting combinations to create your own own stylish spring planting displays, quality bulbs from one of the top bulb specialists AND a 25% saving 

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' c.Jason Ingram     

The end of summer may be in sight but there are plenty of plants that continue to give the garden impact late into the season. Nurserywoman Chris Marchant chooses nine of the best, including Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (=‘Blotau’)

Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (='Blotau') c.Jason Ingram

The end of summer may be in sight but there are plenty of plants that continue to give the garden impact late into the season. Nurserywoman Chris Marchant chooses nine of the best, including Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus (=‘Blotau’)

Sedum 'José Aubergine' c. Jason Ingram

Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries highlights Sedum 'José Aubergine' for its intensity of colour in the August garden. PLUS places to visit to enjoy the fruitfulness of summer

Gardens Their Hidden Life by Colin Spedding

Garden columnist Francine Raymond reviews Colin Spedding's book Gardens: Their Hidden Life and discovers that his aim is to get us thinking about our gardens as important wildlife habitats with all the flora and fauna they support (even the pests and weeds).

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