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.

Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'

Nurseryman Bob Brown selects nine seasonal plants every month in the magazine. In the November issue he picks Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa' as one of his choices for bringing extra colour to your garden in autumn.

Late summer border design by Andrea Brunsendorf

Spinning the colour wheel – This bold design for a late summer border by gardener Andrea Brunsendorf uses tried and trusted plants that will keep the show going until the first frosts.


Nerine 'Harlequin'

Each month in the magazine nurseryman Bob Brown selects nine desirable plants. Although summer may have faded, Bob knows of a few outstanding plants that are still looking their best.

Aster 'Little Carlow'

Each month in the magazine, plantsman Bob Brown suggests nine plants to keep your garden looking its best. In September he focuses on plants with cheerful hues to stop your border from fading away as summer creeps into autumn.   



Spring border design by Sarah Price

Essence of spring - Garden designer Sarah Price blends creams, pale yellows and rich purples to create a sensational border from winter to early summer

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