The Garden

September 2015

This month Jim Arbury explains to readers how to plant and train restricted forms of fruit trees that are ideal for small spaces. We review this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, including new plants, take-home design ideas and the return of Back to Back Gardens. Phil Clayton visits the Beth Chatto Gardens where plants adapted to local conditions are used to inspiring and influential effect, while Helen Bostock summarises the findings of the RHS Plants for Bugs project. Finally, Julie Hollobone describes why growing chicory can provide a welcome contrast to the sweet flavours of salads and vegetables, and Helen Dillon looks at the rising popularity of hardy salvias from Mexico, including those in a recent RHS Plant Trial.

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RHS Wisley Flower Show

Browse, buy and get expert advice from specialist nurseries at this floral extravaganza, featuring the National Dahlia Society Annual Show and the Surrey NAFAS floral display, 8–13 September, 2015.

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See practical advice and tips from the RHS Gardening Advice team, on understanding different rootstocks, used to create and train trees of different sizes.

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