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January 2015 Issue:

Annual 2015

100+ great gardening ideas issue: early spring magic, 18 fantastic gardens from around the world, garden designs for beginners, colourful easy-care geraniums and much more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback



11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Natural Beauty
Common evening primrose is prized for its omega-6-rich seeds

16 Native Plants
We love our pearly everlasting

8 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton considers reviving our native American chestnut tree

20 Dirty Work

Gardening expert Karen York's techniques for getting your tools in tip-top shape

22 Design Inspiration
Landscape designer Judith Adam details how to create a botanical garden in your own backyard

26 Profile
Zonal geraniums are worth their weight in garden gold

72 Up Close
Six fast-growing trees

76 Kitchen Gardener
Citrus desserts are the perfect antidote to the woeful winter blahs

80 Spotlight

Farmer Harry Burton of Apple Luscious Organic Orchards

82 Inspiration
Our top 10 healthy resolutions for gardeners


30 Unexpected Gardens in the Most Unlikely Places
Six beautiful green spaces from around the world

36 Colour Confidential
This year's hot new plant palette

40 Fix Ups for Winter Damage

Eleven garden tricks to beat winter's icy grasp

44 Water Works
Tips for gardeners wanting to wade into the world of water

50 One Dream, Six Gardens
An ambitious woman dreams of creating enchanted gardens for everyone to enjoy

58 Natural Beauties

Stunning seasonal arrangements

64 Five-Plant Gardens
Four simple, gorgeous gardens that make a statement

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