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BBC Gardeners' World

May 2019

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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12 Issues


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Gardens on the go Take our 2 for 1 Gardens Directory with you, to use on mobile while out and about. Go to gardenersworld. com/gardens to find Interactive maps and search options. And find more about our new garden email newsletter on p5. Go wild with Monty We’ve brought together the best of Monty’s TV programme clips on his wildlife garden, for you to watch online, on any device. Go to gardeners world.com/monty-don New for containers We’re thrilled to bring you a new collection of container plants, chosen by magazine editors for readers who love pots with impact. Find out more about the range by turning to p66. Join Alan at Downton We’ve created for readers an unmissable day, teaming Alan Titchmarsh…

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SUBSCRIPTIONS – 03330 162123 Including new subscription orders or queries, missing covermount 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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Brighter days, lighter evenings, our first meals outdoors (fingers crossed!) and the play-time of bank holidays upon us – what’s not to love about this time of year? And while there’s plenty to be doing around our own plots, nothing beats a peek over the fence to see how others fare with the same conditions as us. Garden visiting in the UK is booming – and why wouldn’t it be? Whether you go for inspiration, fun and the feel-good factor, fund-raising or just cake, you gain in so many ways. Importantly, so do others: last year, £3.25m was raised for charity by the National Garden Scheme and Scotland’s Garden Scheme, while your visits to public gardens, such as Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, generated millions in income to ensure our…

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we love may for its magical transformations

STAR OF THE MONTH Aquilegia vulgaris stellata ‘Nora Barlow’ Once you have one aquilegia, they will always be with you and your life will be much better as a result. The name comes from the Latin for eagle – the long spurs at the back resembling the talons of an eagle. Over time, new varieties have had their spurs shortened in favour of extra petals. This particular one, ‘Nora Barlow’, is named after Charles Darwin’s granddaughter (a very distinguished botanist in her own right). It is a glory of pink and green petals as ruffled as the skirt of a particularly lively flamenco dancer.Seed best sown as soon as it is ripe. Self-seeds when happy. Good in gravel gardens or free-draining borders. Height x Spread 90cm x 40cm SPRING…

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expert’s choice woodland ferns

Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’ The deep green, upright foliage of this near-evergreen has a crest at the tip of each leaflet. Height x Spread 1.2m x 1.2m Dryopteris filix-mas One of the toughest ferns, it forms clumps of deciduous, pointed fronds and thrives in various situations. H x S 90cm x 90cm Dryopteris wallichiana A striking semi-evergreen with black scales on the stems and slightly glossy fronds. Prefers not to dry out. H x S 1m x 75cm Dryopteris erythrosora Bright coppery spring growth matures through bronze to pale green, evergreen fronds with long stems. H x S 70cm x 40cm Dryopteris cycadina Neater in growth than many, the partially evergreen, arching fronds are lined with striking black scales along the backs. H x S 60cm x 1m Ferns –…