BBC Gardeners' World

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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discover more from gardeners’ world magazine

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 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 with the nation’s favourite period drama, Downton Abbey. Intrigued? Turn to p102 to discover how…

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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 vital heritage…

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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 ZING You know when you…

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expert’s choice woodland ferns

Ferns – they’re green and lacy, love the shade, right? But there’s far, far more to them than that. And it’s all in the detail. If any group of plants teaches us to look closely – then it’s the ferns. Let’s consider dryopteris, the wood fern; each shoot produces what looks a little like a large shuttlecock of often evergreen leaves. Each is split into pairs of oppositely arranged leaflets, and may be again, and again, split. And it’s the overall shape of each of these fronds – and then the shape and arrangement of the individual divisions – that creates the individuality of these plants. Some feature colourful amber or brown or black scales covering the unfurling fronds, the fronds of some turn attractive autumnal shades at the end of…

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questions about trees?

If you’re visiting BBC Gardeners’ World Live (13-16 June, Birmingham NEC), you’ll discover there is a special emphasis on all things tree related. And who better to be on hand to offer help and advice than the tree people themselves - the Woodland Trust? The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity will be on hand in two key places during the show. If you’re a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscriber, you can find the Trust in your Subscribers’ Lounge, where there will be daily talks from tree and woodland experts. The friendly membership team will also be around to tell you more about how you can stand up for the nation’s trees as a Woodland Trust member. And outside the lounge, for the first time, the Trust will have a dedicated Tree Surgery…

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the full monty

I have my birth certificate open before me. A little dog-eared and worn, the handwritten form is still very legible. It says that I was born in Iserlohn, West Germany, at five minutes past midnight on 8 July 1955. It also has my name as George Montagu Don. However, this has a single line passed through it in different ink and in another, smaller hand is written Montagu Denis, to replace the George. The intention had been to name me after my two grandfathers – George Don and Montagu Wyatt. The latter died a few months before I was born, but my father’s father – George Don – when told of the arrangement for his latest grandson, said he thought Montagu was an absurd name and should be removed. However, my…