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BBC Gardeners' World December 2018

Gardeners' World Magazine is the authoritative voice in gardening, the clear market-leader since it launched in 1991. The award-winning editorial includes topical, practical advice in the readers' favourite 'what to do now' section, and regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. Packed with fresh ideas and clear advice - the innovative approach offers creative, practical and problem-solving solutions to all keen gardeners.

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your update from gardeners’ world magazine

Discover the Secret Garden Unlock the subscriber-only area of our website, the Secret Garden, where you’ll find extra features, video and offers created just for subscribers. Find your Subscriber Number on the address sheet to enter and explore! Winter exclusive Missing Longmeadow with the TV show off air? Watch our Secret Garden exclusive video with Monty’s guided tour to the garden in winter, at gardenersworld.com/longmeadow-winter Highgrove festival Hear Alan, Adam and a host of other gardening experts at the Talking Gardens Festival, held in the private garden of HRH The Prince of Wales. We’re giving readers exclusive access –see page 24. Join a 2019 Masterclass Learn new skills in our exclusive Masterclasses, hosted by the beautiful Savill Garden. It’s the perfect festive…

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ways to contact us

SUBSCRIPTIONS – 03330 162123 Including change of address, delivery queries, new orders, missing gifts and magazine slipcase orders. Email gardeners.world@buysubscriptions.com  Phone line open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm. GARDENERS’ WORLD OFFERS – 020 7150 5780 Email offers@gardenersworld.com MAGAZINE EDITORIAL – 020 7150 5770 Email magazine@gardenersworld.com  or letters for publication to: letters@gardenersworld.com. Phone line open in office hours, Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. ■…

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dear subscriber

What do you give a gardener for Christmas? We’ve all had ‘em – well-meant gifts ‘thoughtfully designed for the gardener in your life’ that land wide of the mark. To give you some bright ideas, for giving and receiving, we bring you our festive gardeners’ guide on page 63 (and, as you ask, I’ve got my eye on that pack of twine – who ever has enough?).But in truth, the best gift for any gardener is time. Whatever the season, we always want more hours in the day, to finish a task here, sow something there, or just mooch. It’s never harder to find than now, as darkness creeps in mid-afternoon and festive preparations tug at our elbow. But even just 15 minutes a…

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we love december for its festive red-and-green finery

STAR OF THE MONTH Cotoneaster amoenus Cotoneasters are generally unappreciated: they are mainly considered worth their place in the garden as background evergreens, small trees, hedges or as big green blobs grown to block off unwelcome views. They are useful in all those roles but, at this time of year, they come into their own. Clusters of Santa-coloured berries scurry along every branch. When cut they make wonderful wreaths and decorations; left in place they carry a frost with great aplomb and they also provide valuable winter food for many of our garden birds. So, let’s all show them some proper Gardeners’ World love. An easy shrub – fine in all free-draining soil types and happy in sun or light shade. Height x Spread 2.5m x 1.5m DOGWOOD…

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expert choice’s betula

B. ‘Fascination’ Relatively narrow and upright with long catkins. Orange bark turns paler in spring. Height x Spread 18m x 10m B. utilis ‘Grayswood Ghost’ Famous for its gleaming white bark in winter gardens, and also for its striking spring catkins. H x S 12m x 8m B. albosinensis septentrionalis Beautiful greyish bark with pink overtones peels attractively, while autumn colour is bright and buttery. H x S 12m x 8m Betula nigra ‘Cully’ Best for damp soils, with creamy-brown shaggy bark and glossy foliage before its autumn spectacle. H x S 12m x 8m Betula pendula ‘Laciniata’ Pendulous branches and colourful incised foliage in autumn. White bark becomes black and craggy at the base. H x S 12m x 8m The birch is one of Britain’s best-loved…