Plants

Why plant lovers should visit the Cornwall

Horticulturist Hannah Gardner is fascinated by the English Coastline, all 7,000 miles of it. But she has a particular affection for the Cornish Coast, where childhood holidays fostered a love of open horizons, dramatic cliff tops and diverse native flora. Here she explains why Cornwall is a top holiday desination for plant lovers and she shares the best places to find facinating native plants and flowery meadows. 

Pomona Fruits 15% off

Growing your own blueberries and vines will add appeal to your plantings as well as welcome harvest of fruits. 

June plants

This month, nurserywoman Fleur van Zonneveld selects plants for wildflower meadows and prairie plantings, plus a gentle self-seeder that is favoured by butterflies. 

Gardens Illustrated 25th

DAY 24: To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are offering 25 prizes - one a day. It's our second to last day and our prize today is a choice of photographic print from garden photographer Jason Ingram

Woottens of Wenhaston hardy geraniums offer

It’s possible to have hardy geraniums in flower in the garden from May to November - no herbaceous border is complete without at least one. Here's an offer with some of the best hardy geraniums to choose for your garden.

Take a look inside the June issue of Gardens Illustrated

The June issue of Gardens Illustrated is full of beautiful and useful planting ideas for summer. We ask the experts how they grow show-stopping peonies and take a close look at baptisia. Plus, there's a great list of self-reliant plants for pots. Here you can take a look inside the issue. 

Gardens Illustrated 25th

DAY 23: To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are offering 25 prizes - one a day. Today we have a stylish copper watering can from Haws as the prize, worth £49.99

Gardens Illustrated 25th

DAY 19: To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are offering 25 prizes - one a day. Today we have a copy of our latest special publication A Year of Plants and GI cloth bag

Gardens Illustrated 25th

DAY 10: To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are offering 25 prizes - one a day. Today we have a selection of flower seeds from Chiltern Seeds

The key plants of Romania's wildflower meadows

Some of our most familiar plants have their provenance in the grasslands of southern Transylvania, here we look at the importance of these wildflower meadows and list some of their key plants. 

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