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Gardens Illustrated : Pots of Style

Pots of Style 2019

Pots of Style 2019 is brimming with ideas for creating beautiful container displays that celebrate the seasons. This new special issue explains how best to combine plants in pots of all shapes and sizes and for gardens of all styles, with easy-to-follow designs from some of the UK’s leading plants people. Each display comes with a plant list, suggestions for containers and steps on how to achieve the look – with ideas for early spring, spring, early summer, summer and autumn into winter. You’ll also find suggestions for some of the most stylish containers, the best planting kit and practical advice on how best to grow plants in pots.

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This special edition of Gardens Illustrated is full of inspiring ideas for beautiful containers that celebrate the seasons. From spring’s delicate early risers to the intense hues of late summer, it includes plants and planting combinations for gardens of every size and style.The containers have all been created by expert head gardeners and plantspeople, including Troy Scott Smith, Hannah Gardner and Matthew Reese, and each idea includes plenty of practical growing tips.From table-top collections of alpines to meadow-inspired troughs, a good combination relies on a good host. With this in mind, also included is a useful guide to the most stylish containers available, as well as advice on the best new planting kit.I hope you enjoy this Gardens Illustrated special issue,…

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MATTHEW REESEMatthew has worked at Ness Botanic Gardens, RHS Wisley, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Great Dixter, where he became assistant head gardener. He is now head gardener at Malverleys in Hampshire, where for the past seven years he has been designing and building a notable new English flower garden. malverleys.co.uk(IAN MANNALL)JACKY MILLSZoology graduate Jacky used to work with animals, but is now a freelance gardener with a wealth of planting experience. She works with designers including Dan Pearson, Arne Maynard and Sarah Price, and her style is to blur the boundaries between garden and landscape, incorporating as many natural materials as possible.THOMAS UNTERDORFERThomas trained as a gardener in Schoenbrunn, Vienna before taking the diploma at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He went on to work as head gardener…

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gardens illustrated: pots of style

EDITORIALEditor Lucy BellamyDeputy editor Sorrel EvertonArt director David GrenhamDeputy art editor Niki GossProduction editor Juliet GilesStaff writer Alys HurnSub editor Hilary BrownBotanical adviser Dr James ComptonADVERTISINGAdvertising manager Heather GoldenSenior brand sales executive Sophie NorthBrand sales executive Olivia CharlesworthBrand sales executive Phil WallingtonBrand sales executive Robyn GollopClassified sales executive Lara CovillCIRCULATION, MARKETING, PRESS & PRNewstrade manager Rob BrockSubscriptions director Jacky Perales-MorrisDirect marketing manager Aimee RhymerPress officer Dom LobleyMANAGEMENTChief executive officer Tom BureauManaging director, Bristol Andy MarshallManaging director, specialist Marie DaviesPromotions and partnerships manager, specialist Rosa SherwoodPRODUCTIONProduction director Sarah PowellProduction managers Rose Griffiths, Louisa MolterSenior production co-ordinator Emily Mounter© Immediate Media Company Bristol 2019. All rights reserved. No part of Gardens Illustrated’s Pots of Style may be reproduced in any form or by any means either wholly or in part, without prior…

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early spring

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a hit for the senses

Plants1 Pachysandra terminalisEvergreen perennial with glossy, leaves and erect spikes of small flowers in spring. May – June. 20-30cm. RHS H5, USDA 4a-9b†.2 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Woodstock’Hardy bulb that can be potted up early and brought indoors to flower in January. March – April. 5cm. RHS H4, USDA 3a-7b.3 Helleborus lividus ‘White Marble’This beautiful Majorcan species is tender, but can be enjoyed outside in a container you can move inside. February – May. 30cm. USDA 8a-9b.4 Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolificaThis prolific copper shield fern is evergreen in mild winters. 60cm. AGM*. RHS H4, USDA 6a-9a.5 Viola ‘Kim’Sweet violet with distinctive, sweetly scented, purple flowers. March – April. 10-30cm. USDA 4a-9b.In late winter, it’s therapeutic to indulge in a hit of colour and scent when our senses are at their most deprived.…

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potted gems

Plants1 Prunus ‘Okamé’Will grow for a few seasons in a pot, but it is better in the garden, where it will develop into a small tree. March – April. 3-5m. AGM. USDA 6a-8b.2 Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’After use can be planted out in well-drained soil. February – March. 10-15cm. RHS H7, USDA 5a-9b.3 Primula denticulata ‘Corolla Blue’One of the easier primulas to grow. Keep moist at all times. March – April. 20-30cm. AGM. RHS H6.4 Crocus tommasinianusGreat to naturalise in grass and even self-seeds. February – March. 10cm. AGM. RHS H6, USDA 3a-8b.5 Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Alpino Early Pink’ and6 S. x arendsii ‘Touran Lime Green’Both create a lovely evergreen mound. March – late summer. 10-15cm. USDA 5a-7b.With so many plants bursting into flower, I like to grow a range in…