Our August issue will transport you to the tropics: mixing hardy palms, ferns, bamboos and vines with exotic tender flowers to create jungle drama wherever you live. Just in time for your holidays, we reveal the top 10 plants your neighbours can’t kill, and a feature on how to choose the best bee-pleasing hollyhocks. Plus, it’s time to prune those naughty whippy stems off your wisteria – we show you how!
Celebrate jungle drama Boost late summer borders with lush foliage and sizzling hot flowers for a bold adventure in colour and contrast
Be inspired by… a vibrant red border, shopping ideas, new plants, a pond in a pot, a fun quiz on tropical plants, diary dates and a bistro set worth £229.97 to win!
Get the tropical look Create your own private paradise by teaming hardy palms, ferns, bamboos and vines with exotic, tender beauties
Meet the top 10 plants you can’t kill These robust plants will fill you garden with flowers and fragrance and ask for little in return
Please the bees with mallows These elegant spires have a blowsy cottage garden appeal
What to do this month Trim hedges and sow hardy annuals
Pruning made easy: wisteria We explain the seasonal pruning needs of these whippy climbers
Plant a summer sensation with hot chocolate Lemon yellow and brown flowers make a surprisingly sumptuous combination
Create your own vertical garden Brighten up a sheltered corner with a chic bedding plant display
Love your bugs! Create a warmer welcome for these beautiful mini beasts. Here’s a helpful ID guide to sort the naughty from the nice
Grow a taste of Asia Oriental greens perk up mealtimes and tantalise your tastebuds
Ask Garden Answers Our experts answer your gardening queries
Border rescue Add drought-tolerant evergreens to boost colour
Design solutions Transform a south-facing suntrap with Mediterranean plants
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Buyers’ Guide to fences and screens Create beautiful boundaries with these elegant options
Get the tropical look for £44.97 Buy this trio of exciting plants from the Garden News shop – save £30!
Passiflora perfection Add exotic drama with the heady scent and stunning blooms of passion flowers
Save 20% on late season potatoes Choose any 3 packs for £12
Grow stunning saffron crocus Save 25% on these precious blooms
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