Logan Botanic Gardens c. D G Farquhar

A seasonal selection of gardens and plant nurseries to visit for planting inspiration, chosen by head gardener Mat Reese

What to sow in the garden July

Gardener cook, Jojo Tulloh says it's time to sow a few winter vegetables in preparation for the months to come. 

July plants

Cool pastel tones, grey-green foliage and a few fiery blooms are what the garden needs in July. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Sweet peas, growing tips for sweet peas, where to buy sweet peas

Find a magical mix of sweet pea cultivars from Easton Walled Garden in Lincolnshire, plus growing tips and where to buy the best selection of seeds. 



Jojo Tulloh c. Sarah Young

You don't always have to wait until harvest time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Jojo Tulloh explains how to unlock the early flavours of gooseberries with this recipe for green gooseberry 'muscat' jelly. (Corrected version)

Summer container displays

Head gardener Thomas Unterdorfer uses textured foliage, chalky tones and plum coloured salvia in this stylish summer container display. 

Toprose Gold

Enter our competition to win a David Austin rose for your garden PLUS Toprose Gold rose and shrub feed to ensure prize-winning results. 

Electric Daisy Flower Farm c. Britt Willoughby Dyer

As part of British Flowers Week, founder of flower farm and florists Electric Daisy Flower Farm, Fiona Haser Bizony, talks about her daily routine of picking, arranging and growing flowers at her farm near Bath.

June plants

Head gardener Mat Reese recommends sculptural shrubs, pretty perennials and useful annuals for the garden in June. 


Versatile foxgloves come in many guises and can add lightness, romance or architecture, depending on the scheme. Here are a few, chosen by Matthew Biggs for the June issue of Gardens Illustrated and grown by Digitalis collection holder Terry Baker at The Botanic Nursery. Find our special offer on the Digitalis collection from The Botanic Nursery on the homepage.  

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