Plants

The best lilies for colour and scent

Mainly mountain bulbs, lilies are one of the oldest plants in cultivation. Here Lilium expert Pontus Wallstén chooses his favourite types for colour and scent.

How to identify berrying trees

In the third of a four-part series on identifying trees, Lia Leendertz explains how you can spot berrying and hedgerow trees by learning the blossoms, fruits and nuts in British hedgerows. Here you will discover rowan, crab apple and hawthorn. 

Visit La Gomera

In the first of a new series on travelling the world in search of planting inspiration, horticulturist and adventurer Hannah Gardner explores the volcanic hills of La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Lilies offer HW Hyde & Sons

Now is the time to order your lily bulbs ready for an impressive and fragrant display come summer. Specialist nursery HW Hyde & Son is offering readers this easy-to-grow collection at a great price. Offer ends 28 February 2018.

Hortus Loci reader day

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the plants destined for Chelsea’s top show gardens, with a private tour of growers Hortus Loci and a talk from award-winning designer Matt Keightley - Friday 20th April 2018

Clematis Montana

Although renowned for their vigour, Clematis montana can be compact plants suitable for growing in smaller gardens - or even large pots. Here is a gallery of some recommended cultivars from the National Collection, held by Val Le Neville-Parry. Photographs by Dianna Jazwinski.

In the second of our four-part series on identifying trees Lia Leendertz explains how to identify conifers. Here she takes a closer look at the Scots pine, yew and larch. 

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017

Take a look inside The Plant Issue 2017 – our end-of-year special edition includes the new planting at Lowther Castle, details of 26 top nurseries where designers source their plants and our favourite gardening books of the year. 

Banks' Florilegium

Receive a 10% discount on Banks' Florilegium - a treasure trove of botanical discovery.

Winter bulbs and foliage for December

In the December issue head gardener Mat Reese finds delight in winter bulbs and foliage and heads into the greenhouse to nurture two tender orchids. Here is his selection of favourite plants for the garden in winter. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

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