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Revisit the 2019 highlights of The Garden and immerse yourself in the world of gardening with a look back at horticultural developments, fascinating gardens, news, trends and ideas from our shows, findings from plant trials, as well as a celebration of all things RHS

January 2019

  • Clothed in winter scent and colour – Verity Bradbury strolls the Winter Walk at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
  • Wintergreen ferns – a surprisingly large range of ferns bring grace and elegance to our winter gardens, reveals Matthew Pottage
  • Garden of friends – in the heart of the Essex town of Saffron Walden, Ursula Buchan enjoys the frosted formality of Bridge End Garden

February 2019

  • Furnish your winter walls – Nigel Colborn looks at climbers to grow for seasonal interest
  • Survivors of summer 2018 – RHS specialist Leigh Hunt reports how the extreme dry spell shone a light on drought-tolerant plants
  • Below the battlements – Ursula Cholmeley explores the dramatic cliffside gardens of St Michael's Mount in Cornwall

March 2019

  • Sweethearts of spring – long appreciated for their deliciously scented early-spring flowers, the popularity of sweet violets are growing, feels Clive Watt Groves
  • Tastes to celebrate – in this new series on growing for flavour and taste, Mark Diacono discusses the best rhubarbs for garden to table
  • Before the swallow dares – Stephen Lacey visits the theatrical gardens of Morton Hall in Worcestershire just as the early days of spring come to life

April 2019

  • Edible plants to attract pollinators – many edible plants can lure pollinating insects to our gardens, explains Helen Bostock
  • Spring-flowering trees – Anna Pavord delights in the beauty of blossoming trees
  • Trading is changing (627kB pdf) Melissa Mabbitt investigates the British nursery trade. What are the challenges it faces?

May 2019

  • Domain of a visionary – Noel Kingsbury visits Wildside, Keith Wiley's extraordinary garden in Devon
  • Clematis montanaDavid Jewell learns about these dazzling, early-summer-flowering climbers from an expert grower
  • Jewels among rocks – the Rock Gully at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon houses a fascinating range of choice plants, as Jonathan Webster describes

June 2019

  • Hostas: the experts’ shortlist – six hosta lovers recommend the best of these sumptuous plants
  • Tastes to celebrate – gooseberries both sweet and tangy, are celebrated by Mark Diacono
  • Essay: Why gardeners should read (and write) more poetry – Sarah Salway describes how garden poetry can stimulate, reassure and surprise us all at the same time

July 2019

  • Agapanthus on trial – learn more from Christine Skelmersdale about these popular perennials, many of which earned Awards of Garden Merit during an RHS Plant Trial
  • Hypericum – David Jewell selects some fine examples from a recent three-year RHS Plant Trial
  • Wildgoose Nursery – Roy Lancaster visits a perennial-packed nursery set within a restored walled garden

August 2019

  • Explore the flavours of Mexico – Michael Michaud suggests trying to grow Mexican vegetables
  • Crocosmia – John Foley talks to Naomi Slade about these dazzling late-summer flowering perennials
  • What can I use to edge borders or paths?– Melissa Mabbitt takes advice from Daniel Ainscough on the options for effective edging

September 2019

  • Heuchera – Phil Clayton looks at the range of heucheras that have become available in recent years
  • RHS Flower Shows 2019 – lush planting and a wildlife-friendly focus were key trends this year, just two of the highlights from the RHS Flower Shows
  • Growing knowledge – Melissa Mabbitt visits several allotments in Bristol with the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee

October 2019

  • Apples for cooking – Mark Diacono chooses some of the best culinary apple cultivars in his Tastes to Celebrate series
  • Modern history – Chris Young reveals how Dan Pearson’s long-term vision for RHS Partner Garden, Lowther Castle is coming to fruition
  • Gardening without digging – no-dig champion Charles Dowding offers a case for working with the soil’s natural processes

November 2019

  • Bamboos – Chris Stapleton chooses good garden bamboos with the most colourful stems
  • Growing and gardens are good for you – Tim Kendall explains how gardens are being used to complement traditional medical care
  • My autumn combinations – Adrian Bloom details some great eye-catching plant combinations at his Foggy Bottom garden in Norfolk

December 2019

  • Rubus – Barry Clarke discusses why ornamental brambles are versatile plants which can offer bold winter colour and also excel as ground cover
  • Trees for Christmas – Christmas-tree grower Simon Maughan compares how well festive spruces, firs and pines perform, indoors and out
  • How do I prune an apple tree? – Jayne Rotheram of RHS Garden Wisley explains to Melissa Mabbitt what to do when winter pruning apple trees

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