Plants

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.

Gardens Illustrated's 100 Must-Have Garden Plants

The big excitement of our February issue was the launch of our list of 100 Must-Have Garden Plants as selected by some of the top names in gardening. Here's your chance to get hold of them for your own garden at a discount from Crocus.

Dahlia © Avon Bulbs

In the January issue, plantsmen from ten leading nurseries reveal which plants they are excited about growing in 2011. Chris Ireland-Jones from Avon Bulbs chose this sunny Dahlia coccinea var. palmeri with a spot of late summer flowering in mind.

Crataegus x lavalleei 'Carrierei'

Bob Brown selects nine outstanding plants for our magazine series 'Nurseryman's Favourites'. For December his selection includes Crataegus x lavalleei 'Carrierei', which looks lovely on a crisp winter's day.

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