Make the most of a small garden with the May issue of Garden Answers. We bring you design solutions and planting ideas, plus advice on how to avoid the ‘boxy’ look. We advise on how to sort a cluttered pot collection, feed fledgling birds and how to grow beautiful runner beans. Plus there’s a chance to win National Trust goodies in our crossword.


Be inspired by… natural elegance, alluring allliums, plants in flower now, super spurges, perfect partners, diary dates and a fun ID quiz to win a fab book on seeds
Get creative with a small garden - Think you’ve outgrown your garden? Think again! Try our clever ideas to revitalise your space, with optical illusions, colour and plants
Think outside the box! Avoid the cramped and boxy look in a small rectangular garden using organic and geometric shapes
Choose the right honeysuckle - From fragrant climbers to shaggy shrubs, find out why we love lonicera
What to do this month - Tie in climbers and sow hardy annuals
Sort your pots - Has your container collection got the upper hand? Try our tips for a clutter-free patio
The search is on to find our Gardeners’ Garden 2018 There’s £2,250 of Cobra equipment to win!
Create a mix & match flower patch - Plant this vibrant mix of cutflowers for a colour clash that works
“We wanted to keep its natural charm” A patch of marshy land in Cheshire has been transformed into a Monet-style water garden
“It’s so tranquil in spring” Acers and rhododendrons create a tranquil Japanese feel in this vibrant riverside plot
“I choose plants for colour and contrast” This cottage garden in Oxfordshire is packed with cheerful tulips and early perennials
Garden to visit Calke Abbey has a romantic air of faded decadence
Feed your fledglings How can we help our garden birds raise a brood successfully?
Grow beanpole beauties Get best results from runner beans by harvesting them young and fresh
Ask Garden Answers Gardening queries answered by our experts
Border rescue A shrubby border enjoys a colour boost for summer
Design Solutions Water brings a garden to life with movement, sound, reflections and wildlife
Subscribe to Garden Answers - We’ll send you a Bronnley Natural Gardeners’ Therapy gift worth £15
Buyers’ Guide - Elevate your planting with an easy raised bed kit
Animal magnetism - Bring a bit of character to the garden with these stylish animal ornaments
20 FREE scented oriental lily bulbs – just pay £5.65 p&p. Plus offers on bedding plug plants
Buy 2 get one free on 10 different packs of wildlife-attracting perennial plants, plus postage
Over to you - Readers share their gardening trials and triumphs - and win prizes too
Puzzles and prizes - Enter this month’s competitions to win National Trust goodies and a £50 voucher for Hayloft Plants
Garden view “The perfect lawn needs a few daisies,” says our columnist Helen Billiald


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