How to plant Gypsophila Elegans

On the cover of the September issue you'll find a packet of Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'*. Here we explain how to plant your free seeds.  

Sarah Raven tulip collections

Sarah Raven has put together her best, top-size, absolute favourite tulips in three beautiful collections. and you can order your bulbs now at a Gardens Illustrated reader discount of £5.


Known as African lily or lily of the Nile, architectural agapanthus work well in schemes large and small. In the August issue, horticulturist Andy McIndoe gives his advice on some of the best ones to grow. Here, you can view a gallery of his selection. Photos by Dianna Jazwinski.

Festina Lente late summer planting c. Maayke de Ridder

Esther Schonenberg of Dutch nursery Festina Lente gives her advice on creating a long season of colour in the garden

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. 

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