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Choose the right flowers for a planting palette that will last all year round. We lead you through colour spectrum, revealing reliable plants to compliment existing border schemes. Plus: how to use pink and orange to wow the neighbours; flowers you can grow and eat; how to enjoy nocturnal wildlife; and a Moroccan garden design that uses exotic plants and colourful accessories to pack your plot with Eastern promise.
IN THIS ISSUE
Celebrate natural colour Enjoy the sumptuous view at Wildside Nursery in Devon, where designer Keith Wiley is inspired by nature
Be inspired by… oranges and lemons, citrus-bright shopping, plants in flower now, a fun poppy quiz and diary dates
Plan the perfect colour scheme Give borders a colour-coordinated look that lasts all year. Taking each colour in turn, we suggest exciting ways to make it work
Learn to love pink and orange Sock it to the neighbours with an outrageous clashing border. We dare you!
Meet the Queen of the coneflowers Echinaceas are real bee pleasers, ideal for growing among grasses
What to do this month Harvest fruit and care for container plants. It’s also the perfect time to sow biennials or plant a climber
Let opposites attract Spice up a sunny corner by planting bold yellows and blues together
“It’s my own private paradise” Colour-coordinated flowers and luxuriant foliage have turned this London garden into a shady haven
“I hate looking at bare soil!” Grasses, dahlias and favourite annuals take these colourful beds right through to autumn – with some clever gap filling
“There are surprises round every corner” With its knot garden, Oriental courtyard, woodland and herbaceous borders, this cottage garden is full of intrigue
Garden to visit The late Beth Chatto created her world-renowned gardens in Essex by choosing the right plant for the right place. Here we look at the lovely legacy she’s left behind
Get to know our native wildflowers Grow the best of British in your garden this year –
our fabulous annual wildflowers
Grow flowers you can eat Edible blooms make a perfect garnish for salads. Plus: quick brassicas, our deep-fried courgette flower recipe and intercropping explained
Ask Garden Answers Our experts answer your gardening queries
Border Rescue Add cohesion and height with plants that echo each other’s form, in white, blue and silver
Design Solutions Get the Moroccan look with glossy foliage plants and vibrant, exotic-looking flowers
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Colour up your garden Smarten up wood and metalwork with a lick of paint. Here’s our buyers’ guide
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Supersize bedding – Fill gaps beautifully with these colourful new plants in 2-litre pots
Over to you Readers share their gardening photos and stories to win an RSPB bird feeding station or Felco secateurs
Puzzles and prizes Enter our competitions to win goodies from Town & Country and Hayloft Plants
Garden view Does social media pressure spoil our joy of gardening? Helen Billiald thinks it might
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