The Plant Review back issues

Revisit the 2017 highlights of The Plant Review (formerly The Plantsman) and discover the wonderful world of plants with a look back at in-depth plant profiles, cultivation advice, international garden visits, findings from plant trials and botanical explorations in this celebration of all things plants

March 2017

  • Mexican oaks in cultivation – Harry Baldwin looks at more than 90 species of Mexican Quercus that have been introduced to the UK and recommends the best
  • A survey of Digitalis hybrids – cataloguing all the known hybrids between Digitalis species, Graham Rice outlines their origins and ornamental qualities
  • Honey fungus: insights into a tree killer – Kathryn Ford, Andy Bailey and Gary Foster describe the recent research into Armillaria and a means of control

June 2017

  • Anniversary of the The Plant Finder – an indispensable plant aid, experts from the industry choose their favourite plants from the past 30 years
  • Recent developments in Hedera – Hugh McAllister and Rosalyn Marshall highlight recent selections and hybrids of ivy that will be of use in gardens
  • The story of Cosmos atrosanguineus – often stated to be extinct in the wild, Graham Rice explores this species recent breeding and its diversity in cultivation

September 2017

  • Phosphorus toxicity – Robbie Blackhall-Miles and Ben Ram explain more about the need to know about phosphorus for growing certain Australian plants
  • RHS Trial of Stipa and allied grasses – following a recent trial of these attractive grasses, Mary Enache reports on which received the Award of Garden Merit
  • The origins of edible brassicas – Geoff Dixon explores the diversity of vegetable brassicas that have been developed from just a few wild species

December 2017

  • Cardiocrinum in gardens – drawing on his experience of growing and studying giant Himalayan lilies, Philip Bolt outlines their garden characteristics
  • Gardening in a future climate – Eleanor Webster explores the challenges facing our gardens and shares how gardeners can respond to mitigate them
  • Double-flowered celandines – while many cultivars of Ficaria verna are selected for foliage, Wim Boens finds the double-flowered ones add a new dimension

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