Gardeners world june 2019

We love June for summer’s long-awaited arrival

One of the greatest joys of June is to lie on the lawn. The ground is warm enough to prevent any unfortunate chills and the grass is sufficiently thick to provide a comfortable mattress. All around, the air is rose scented, warm and lazy with the buzzing of bees.

gardeners world May 2019

We love May for its magical transformations

May has arrived in a tornado of growth and fecundity. It is the all-powerful wizard of warm days waving its wand across our gardens – as if Gandalf or Merlin had landed outside the back door in a great plume of coloured smoke and a shower of glitter.

East Langton Garden - The English Garden

The Great Wave

Hundreds upon thousands of tulips in jewel tones wash over the Leicestershire garden of Robin and Sally Bowie, delighting owners, designer and visitors alike

Gardeners World March 2019

We love March for the seduction of early spring

Traditionally, this is the month of the mad March hare – not named after the one at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland, but so-called because they can be seen in the countryside boxing (it is the females doing the punching), leaping and generally cavorting

Enriching Everyone’s Life Through Plants

The RHS exists to ensure that gardening improves people, plants and the planet. Here, in the second of a three-part series, a member of Council examines how the charity furthers the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the plants gardeners grow

Wild at Heart

In the rolling grounds of Pensthorpe, Piet Oudolf’s textured and colourful Millennium Garden sits alongside a naturalistic complex of islands and lakes filled with all manner of waterfowl.

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