BBC Gardeners' World April 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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discover more from gardeners’ world magazine

Made for nature Every size garden can support a space for wildlife, as our square metre project on p57 shows. Find out more about growing for wildlife in Monty’s video series at bit.ly/GW-wildlife Potted know-how Containers are the ideal way to ring the changes in your garden, whatever its size. Get them right every time by following our quick video guides, at gardenersworld.com/choosing-pots Creative Containers To inspire you to create great pots for every season, we’ve gathered 100 pot recipes in a 132-page special edition, Creative Containers. Only £7.99 incl P&P at magsdirect.co.uk/gwcontainer18/ New for Facebook Would you like to chat with like-minded gardeners, share photos of your plants, or solve problems in your garden? Join our new Facebook community group! Our promise to you... Every month we bring you the very best of our discoveries – from inspiring…

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welcome

Our gardens are getting smaller, and our green spaces are being built over. Is it any wonder that four in five of us say we’re stressed . Gardening can surely provide some answers to help us restore a better balance in our lives. Here’s where the new Gardeners’ World TV series campaign, Every Space Counts, comes in. Through it, the presenters will be showing how even the most awkward site can, with a little imagination, become a green haven. They’ll be exploring some of the UK’s tiniest patios, yards, even windowboxes, to celebrate the creativity of our nation’s gardeners. So, to inspire you to look afresh at your outside space, we’re sharing in this issue small space solutions that’ll give you great results, whatever your gardening experience. We’ll also recreate many…

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we love for birds, bees and breaking buds

Well, well, well, April is finally with us. The sap is definitely rising and there is a tangible feeling of excitement in the air. Birds are scouting suitable nesting sites, bunnies are behaving in ways that would make your great aunt blush and bees are flitting around, building up their strength. Unseen, seeds are germinating like crazy, there are buds as plump as babies’ biceps and the world is transforming itself from a dour, beige place into something full of life, colour and vibrancy. At last we can venture out without scarves and get on with some proper gardening. STAR OF THE MONTH Malus x hartwigii Discovered by chance in Rochester, New York, USA in 1928, this crab apple tree sums up the best of everything about this time of year. You see…

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expert's choice epimediums

From the forests of China and Korea, Iran and southern Europe comes this appealing and increasingly popular group of low, spring-flowering hardy perennials. Essential ingredients of any shady garden, they mingle well with other early flowers to form an enchanting spring tapestry. Their intriguing spidery flowers may look delicate, but these plants are tough – some will even thrive in dry shade. A few epimediums are evergreen, producing a carpet of overlapping, weed-smothering leaves on wiry stems, but most die back in autumn to a steadily spreading crown. Colourful emerging foliage can be smoky, coppery or bronze – perhaps even with salmon tones. And then there are the flowers, which are like strings of dainty monkeys swinging from the arching or upright stems. The colours range from white through pastel pink,…

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On the radio the other day, I heard a well-known chef say that one of the problems of cooking in Britain is that we are just not a foodie nation. We like eating, but only up to a certain point and – more pertinently – only up to a certain price. There is nothing new in this. Arguably the British have not respected or enjoyed food very much for the past 100 years or so. But we do love growing food. All over Britain, allotments and veg plots are being tenderly kindled into a new season. Seeds are being sown and ground is being tilled. Varieties are carefully chosen, taking into account situation, soil, taste and season. The right moment will be selected for thinning, pricking out and transplanting, and the…

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have your say

In pursuit of peat-free options Why is it so hard to find peat-free composts? My local garden centres put it at the back of displays and there seems to be only one bag for every 12 composts with peat. The cost is also higher when it should at least be equal; maybe there should be a tax on peat? Rev Tony Redman, Suffolk I like to do my bit to save the peat bogs and have been using products with coir [coco fibre peat substitute] with some success. But two garden centres have told me that coir has been withdrawn from the market. Is this true? Mr D R Parks, Tunbridge Wells We say Coir products are still available; perhaps your local garden centres have supply issues so look online. Turn to Over the fence…

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