Wood anemones

There is charm in the simple form of an anemone, and the diversity of plants in the wild has provided rich pickings for enthusiasts. Here, plantsman John Hoyland picks out his favourite wood anemones. Photography by Lynn Keddie. 

Backhouse daffodils

Backhouse daffodils have been bred by three generations of the Backhouse Family, starting with William Backhouse (1807-1869). Here is a gallery of these daffodils, tracked down by Caroline Thompson, founder of the Backhouse Heritage Exhibition & Education centre in Fife and a direct descendent of the family. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Gardens Illustrated seed suppliers

If you're looking for inspiration for this year's crop of annuals and vegetables, take a look at our selection of the best seed suppliers.

Why plant lovers should visit: Istria

Horticulturalist Hannah Gardner heads to the Adriatic peninsula of Istria in search of beautiful plants.  

Ten plants to brighten the garden in March

Come March, plantswoman Fleur van Zonneveld is seeking colour to banish the grey days of winter. Here she chooses ten plants that help brighten the lengthening days of early spring. Photos by Maayke De Ridder. 

Choosing the best daphne for year-round interest

With cultivars to give flowers throughout the year, and notably during the colder months, the recurring theme of daphnes is scent. Here, Andy McIndoe chooses the best daphnes for year-round interest.

Irish snowdrops

Discover a collection of snowdrops that has an emphasis on Irish cultivars. 

The best decorative ivies for the garden

Ivies are more than just climbers for shady walls. Here we suggest the best decorative types for adding texture, backdrops to borders and livening up containers and hard landscaping. 

Know your trees: parks and grand gardens

Our series on identifying trees concludes with a look at some of the largest and most stately trees to grace our parks and country estates. 

February plants photo: Jason Ingram

In the first of a new series, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects her favourite February plants, from fragrant blooms to delicate harbingers of spring. Photos by Maayke de Ridder. 

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