Get set for the season ahead with the most exciting and worthwhile seeds. Alys Fowler reviews her favourite catalogues.

Carol Klein

Carol suggests beautiful plants to adorn your garden this February, come frost or snow

Annuals border design

Dutch nursery owners and planting designers Helen Lewis and Wilko Karmelk create a stunning chic and cheerful border using mainly annuals. Read the article and download their planting plan here:

East-facing border design

A sheltered, east-facing plot can be the ideal spot for a beautiful border crammed with half-hardy and exotic plants. National Trust gardener Mick Evans offers some inspiration with a perfect, planting plan. Download your planting plan here.

Scilla mischtschenkoana Tubergeniana

Bob Brown, one of Britain's most talented nurserymen, chooses nine irresistible plants for late winter - Scilla mischtschenkoana Tubergeniana is just one of them. To find out more, look at the February 2010 issue of Gardens Illustrated.

James Alexander- Sinclair's bulb border design plan

Do you want a spectacular display of flowering bulbs from January to July? Then follow garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair’s bold plan for a bulb-filled border. Download the planting plan here.

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