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Village Garden in June

A walled garden with terraces featuring a herb lawn, summerhouse, formal pond and vegetable garden

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Windy Ridge in August

An award winning garden in a challenging position with circular lawn, gravel garden and mature planting

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Tithe Barn in May

A walled garden filled with roses, perennials, a beehive, sunny terrace and miniature wildflower meadow

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Ordnance House in June

A 1 acre garden with a series of lawns, beds and borders linking a potager, orchard, formal parterre and seating areas

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Peony Plant Profile

Flowering from spring into summer, peonies and the Itoh varieties, have many admirers

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Midsummer Cottage Garden

A classic English cottage garden with romantic borders and arches laden with climbing roses.

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Little Orchard in July

A stylish country courtyard garden with beautiful planting around salvaged furniture and antique decorations

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Family Garden in May

A well designed child friendly garden for all the family, with trampoline and sandpit amongst colourful planting

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Planting a July Hot Pot

A step-by-step guide to planting a hot summer display in a copper pot

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Herb Hanging Basket in June

A step-by-step guide to creating a hanging basket filled with herbs

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Alpine Hanging Basket in May

A step-by-step guide to planting an Alpine hanging basket

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Child Planting Wheelbarrow

Step-by-step of a child planting a collectible wheelbarrow with succulents

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Southend Farm In August

By late summer, cottage style borders peak in a small town garden wrapped round a mediaeval farmhouse

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Combining Roses with June Perennials

Roses flower from spring, through summer, into autumn, with a wide range of planting companions

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The Coach House in July

A contemporary town walled garden insummer that maximises limited space with a sunken terrace and raised beds

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Valley Road Garden in July

A small summer garden set against the backdrop of a public park, rural in outlook whilst in a town location

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Waterhouse Lane in August

Summer flowers and tropical plants fill a small town garden, amongst salvage finds and recycled junk

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A Seaside Garden in June

In spite of poor soil, sea spray and merciless winds, by summer this coastal garden is full of life, shells and driftwood

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Summer at Coton Manor

An old family country garden that blends borders with meadows, rills, herbs and June’s roses galore

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Step-by-Step Planting a Summer Pot

By July, some areas of the garden are looking tired, so plant a pretty pot to inject instant colour

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Dial Park in June

A small country garden where summer roses and perennials spill over in a parterre and a potager peaks

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Top Ten Summer Container Ideas

There’s no quicker way to brighten up patios, decks and terraces than with container planting

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A Family Town Garden in May

A clever garden layout makes the most of an unusual fan-shaped plot and is enjoyed all year round

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Plant A Herb Container for Summer

Novice gardeners’ step by step guide to planting a pot in May, that by June supplies herbs

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Town Place in July

A traditional country garden celebrated for magnificent herbaceous borders and rose gardens in summer

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Stuart Cottage in August

A half-acre village garden that peaks in late summer with colour
themed borders of choice plants

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Linden Barn in July

A small village garden planted to peak in late summer with herbaceous perennials and roses

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A Town Garden in June

A clever design with pergola, sunken potager and summer flowers creates a space for entertaining

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Woodmansterne in July

Resting between town and countryside, this family garden integrates play areas and summer flower borders

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Woodbines Avenue Garden in August

A long, thin town garden planted for year round interest, with abundant flowering in late summer

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The Crest Garden in June

A suburban garden where a collection of salvage finds is transformed into unusual plant containers

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Cut Summer Flowers

Easily grown annuals and perennials provide fresh cut flowers for posies and bouquets well into autumn

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Brooke Cottage in August

A late summer garden that envelops a cottage in herbaceous, shady and container planting areas

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Manor House in July

A riverside garden with prairie style borders of grasses and perennials that peak in summer

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Alexandra Drive in June

In summer this small town garden is alive with roses and perennials amongst salvage finds

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Abbeywood Gardens in August

Late summer colour and exotic planting add a special charm to this beautiful rural family garden

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Belle Vue in May

A winding, decked path between packed borders makes a long narrow summer plot appear wider

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Vine Road in June

Charming 15m x 29m town garden with summer roses and cottage garden planting embracing a Victorian house

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Topiary Garden in August

Modern topiary garden of giant yew and box shapes, a parterre with standard holly and gravel, and pool in summer

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Lily Plant Portrait

Lilies are spring and summer bulbs with stunning lily flowers in white, pink, orange, cream, deep red or yellow

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Holt Organic Farm in summer

In August at Holt Organic, the gravel garden of herbaceous perennials, kitchen garden and wildflower meadow peak

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Hitchin Lavender

Fragrant and purple in the summer sun, Hitchin Lavender fields peak in August with long rows of flowers to pick

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High Summer Garden

Summer garden peaks in August with herbaceous perennials, roses and clematis in beds, borders and a parterre

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Muswell Hill Garden

Small town garden with early summer pots, terrace, lawn and herbaceous borders of cottage garden style planting

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Bulbs for every month of the year

There are different bulbs to flower in winter, spring, summer and autumn, naturalised or in borders, beds or pots

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Boxwood in high summer

Summer town garden sees cottage style herbaceous borders perennials, a shady pool, hosta walk, lovely pots, greenhouse

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Barnwood in June

Small suburban garden with herbaceous beds, grass paths, thatched summer house and pond edged in marginals