Plants

Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair c. Andrew Montgomery

If you are passionate about gardening, love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season isn’t complete without a visit to Cottesbrooke Hall Plant Finders Fair in Northamptonshire, held in association with Gardens Illustrated.

Jekka McVicar's design for a herb border

Jekka McVicar, one of Britain’s leading herb growers, creates a compact scheme that’s both beautiful and full of flavour – so all you have to do is the planting and the picking

Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum

 Nurseryman John Hoyland picks Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum as one of his top plants to bring that summer-fresh look to the garden in June.

 

Papaver orientale 'Royal Chocolate Distinction'

Online plant nursery Crocus supplied all the plants to top garden designers Cleve West and Luciano Giubbilei for their gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this year. Now we're offering readers a discount on their award-winning selection to grow in your own garden. (Hurry - while stocks last)

Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield' c.Jason Ingram

Peonies offer voluptuous blooms to grace your garden from late spring until July. Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall gives tips on how to grow these alluring flowers.

Beans growing up a hazel beanpole support

We’re all being encouraged to live more sustainably and as gardeners we can play our part too. So, as you set up your trellises and wigwams this spring ready for your beans and sweet peas, think for a moment about those imported bamboo canes you’re using and what alternatives there might be.

Polemonium ‘Lambrook Mauve’ © Rachel Warne

John Hoyland continues his 'Nurseryman's Favourites' series and suggests some joyful additions to your April planting. This month, his selection includes Polemonium ‘Lambrook Mauve’ – a dainty jewel in any cottage garden.

 

Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba © Rachel Warne

In his series of 'Nurseryman's Favourites', John Hoyland greets springtime with open arms. His March selection includes Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolor subvar. alba - the epitomy of springtime elegance.  

Galanthus plicatus ‘E A Bowles’

We're all on the look out for the first whispers of spring and snowdrops are a sure sign that the days will soon become longer. But how much would you pay to have the white posies in your garden? A rare snowdrop bulb fetched an impressive sum at auction last week.

Helleborus x hybridus © Rachel Warne

John Hoyland selects nine wonderful plants for our new series of 'Nurseryman's Favourites' in the magazine. For February, his choice includes Helleborus x hybridus – a flurry of delicate pink petals.

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