Sticky Wicket meadow c. Jason Ingram

Take advantage of this 15% discount from British Wild Flower Plants on their extensive range of wild flower plug plants. 

15% off plants at Crocus

Online plant retailer Crocus has a great range of plants for every gardener and garden. Make the most of this 15% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers.

Strawberry ‘Sonata' - Pomona Fruits

Grow your own strawberries with this collection of plants available from Pomona Fruits at a 15% discount for GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers. Plant them now and you'll be enjoying strawberries in the height of summer.

Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ c. Jason Ingram

As spring gets into its stride,nurserywoman Derry Watkins highlights Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flore Pleno’ as one of the plants takes a starring role in your garden right now. Plus 8 other recommendations of plants late spring impact and seasonal places to visit.


Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ c. Jason Ingram

As spring gets into its stride, Derry Watkins of Special Plants selects the charming blue flowers of Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' to light the way to sunnier days.

Spring scheme for pots c. Andrew Montgomery

Plant up a pot - designer Kristy Ramage makes the most of spring's early charmers to create a container with the appeal of the woodland edge.

Anemone x lipsiensis c. Jason Ingram
Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery chooses a selection of her favourite flowers and foliage to introduce some much needed colour into early spring gardens.


Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' c. Jason Ingram

GALLERY: Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants Nursery near Bath chooses some of her favourite plants to cheer us through the final days of winter. Browse through our gallery of images for inspiration. (Images by Jason Ingram)

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Bob's Best' c. Jason Ingram

In the first of her new series, Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery near Bath chooses Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Bob's Best' as one of her favourite plants for the winter garden. Plus 8 other plants that look good in February and places to visit at this time of year.


Chimonanthus praecox c. Sharon Pearson

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, chooses the deliciously scented Chiomonanthus praecox plus a selection of eight other plants to bring interest to the garden even in the depths of winter. 

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