Plants

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017 – our end-of-year special edition includes the new planting at Lowther Castle, details of 26 top nurseries where designers source their plants and our favourite gardening books of the year. 

Banks' Florilegium

Receive a 10% discount on Banks' Florilegium - a treasure trove of botanical discovery.

Hortus Loci reader day

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the plants destined for Chelsea’s top show gardens, with a private tour of growers Hortus Loci and a talk from award-winning designer Matt Keightley - Friday 20th April 2018

Winter bulbs and foliage for December

In the December issue head gardener Mat Reese finds delight in winter bulbs and foliage and heads into the greenhouse to nurture two tender orchids. Here is his selection of favourite plants for the garden in winter. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

How to identify trees

In the first of a new four-part series on identifying trees, Lia Leendertz outlines the key features of common, native deciduous trees so you can learn how to recognise them, even out of season. Here she takes a closer look at oak, ash and beech. 

Favourite seed heads - Foeniculum vulgare c. Lynn Keddie

Seedheads glistening with frost play an important part in bringing structural winter interest to the garden. Here's five plants that can be happily left to provide a eyecatching display

Make your own origami seed packet

Organise your seeds ready for sowing and make your own origami seed packets – simply follow our fold-by-fold guide. 

November plants

As cold weather approaches, head gardener Mat Reese looks to plants that keep flowering or hold on to their russet foliage, into the last embers of autumn. Here is his selection of November plants. Photos Jason Ingram. 

Key plants for an ornamental meadow

In the November issue we visit Susy and Coleman Townsend in Delaware, USA and here you'll find 12 key plants used to create their series of magical meadows.

Try this tulip combination

As Parham House in West Sussex prepares to plants out bulbs for next spring, head gardener Tom Brown considers one of his favourite tulip combinations. 

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