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Modern Gardens Magazine

May 2019

Modern Gardens is the exciting new magazine that helps today’s busy professional create fresh, exciting outdoor spaces… without having to expend too much time and effort! Each month the magazine will feature new garden ideas and keep you up to date with gardening trends, as well as give you tips on the plants to grow, the tools to buy and landscaping to inspire. Our key focus is to help you create the garden you want in the space you have, for a price that’s right. - The trends: create the garden that’s perfect for you, no matter how much space you have - Inspirational features: we reveal fabulous gardens, hints and tips from readers & experts alike - Family: create an outdoor space that’s perfect for you and your children - Flowers: the best plants and how to grow them - Vegetable tips: grow your own food! - Shopping: where to go, what to buy, where you’ll find the best prices for you garden plants, tools and anything else you need We look forward to welcoming you on board our exciting journey!

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12 Issues


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This reader garden has a holiday vibe all year-round, p90 Quick and easy makes using upcycled crates, p99(COVER PHOTO: GAP) With two bank holidays coming up, I’m really hoping the weather will behave itself and I’ll be able to spend as much of the long weekends outdoors as possible. I’m not going away on holiday this year, so I want to use the time to get my garden ready for a staycation. I recently bought some old bamboo armchairs that, after a quick sanding down, I’ll paint to match the black bamboo sofa and sunlounger I already have. I’m going to treat them all to some new showerproof cushions, probably in a bright orange/pink/red combo and they’ll be good to go. I also bought five huge, tapered, square planters,…

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earthy pleasures

DRINK IT IN Fire up your chimenea with these 100% carbon neutral logs made from coffee ground waste from coffee shops. They’re mess-free and give off a lovely coffee aroma when lit. Bio-Bean Coffee Logs, £8.99/6kg bag logsdirect.co.uk LOVELY LAVENDER Scatter these little linen pouches stuffed with lavender on your patio chairs or bench and fill the air with heavenly scent. £12 charlottemacey.co.uk SAY IT WITH WORDS Give a lazy houseplant some inspiration and a touch of sparkle with this glam little pot. Keep Growing Mize Ceramic Cachepot, H7.5 x Dia7.5cm, £18.99 wayfair.co.uk CHIC CONCRETE Geometric designs are on-trend now, especially so when made from concrete. Concrete Plant Pot in Orchid, H12 x W15.5 x Dia15.5 cm, £20 johnlewis.com We LOVE…

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fresh mint lemonade

(PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK) YOU WILL NEED * 6 unwaxed lemons, plus extra for slicing* 125g sugar* 600ml water* 16 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish* 200ml vodka (optional)* Ice WHAT TO DO  1 Chop each lemon into eight pieces. 2 Blend the lemon together with the sugar, water and a handful of ice cubes. 3 Put the mint leaves into a one litre jug and crush using the back of a spoon. 4 Strain the juice into the jug. 5 Add the vodka, if using, and top up with ice. 6 Serve with lemon slices and mint sprigs.…

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modern gardens magazine

EDITORIAL Phone 01733 468000 Editor Jules Barton-Breck Art Editor Emma Howcutt-Kelly Production Editor & Head of Publishing Angela Kenny Contributors Clare Howcutt-Kelly, Greg Loades, Jennifer Morgan, Jill Morgan, Kate Sleeman, Louise Curley, Melanie Whitehouse, Melissa Mabbitt, Naomi Slade, Sarah Wilson Thanks to Marisa Bailey, Sarah Flitcroft and Geoff Hodge ADVERTISING Phone 01733 366404/366411 Group Commercial Director Nicky Holt Commercial Director Iain Grundy Key Accounts Lawrence Cavill Display Sales Lucy Baxter MARKETING Phone 01733 468209 Brand Manager Charlotte Walsh Direct Marketing Manager Julie Spires Direct Marketing Executive Olivia Caouki Head of Newstrade Marketing Leon Benoiton Newstrade Marketing Manager Samantha Thompson PRODUCTION Phone 01733 468878 Print Production Rebecca Stone Advertising Production Chloe Martin, Kurt Baker Printed by Southern Print Distributed by Frontline…

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blooming lovely in may

3 EASY PLANTS for fabulous fragrance PHLOX ‘CLOUDS OF PERFUME’ £5.99/9cm pot Masses of perfumed, lavender-blue flowers cover this perennial in spring and early summer. It needs dappled shade and rich soil. Height 35cm Spread 50cm. crocus.co.uk LILAC ‘RED PIXIE’ £35.99/5L pot Fill your garden with heady perfume by planting this lovely compact lilac. Its red buds open into pale pink blooms in May and June. Height and Spread 1.8m. ornamental-trees.co.uk MEXICAN ORANGE BLOSSOM ‘AZTEC PEARL’ £14.99/3L pot This evergreen, dome-shaped shrub is covered in pink buds and white, scented, star-like flowers from May-June, with a further flush in September. Height and Spread 2m. suttons.co.uk FOR SPARKLE IN SHADE DUSKY CRANESBILL ‘ALBUM’ £11.99/2L pot…

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“our garden is perfect for parties”

The garden that comes with a new-build is usually an uninspiring combination of grass and boundary fencing, but with a blank canvas comes the chance to create something really special.When Sharon and Andy Fletcher moved into their new house, within walking distance of the beach in Whitstable, Kent, in 2015, they could instantly see the potential of the garden. “The outside was just lawn and a newly laid patio,” remembers Sharon, “but it was a great size and full of possibilities.” WITH JUST A BIG LAWN stretching the width of the garden, some bland fencing and a patio, this was a blank canvas in need of imagination. The couple waited a year to see how the seasons and sun affected the garden, and then knew what they needed. “We…