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BBC Gardeners' World

Dec 01 2020
Magazine

Gardeners' World Magazine is the authoritative voice in gardening, the clear market-leader since it launched in 1991. The award-winning editorial includes topical, practical advice in the readers' favourite 'what to do now' section, and regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. Packed with fresh ideas and clear advice - the innovative approach offers creative, practical and problem-solving solutions to all keen gardeners.

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Welcome

We love December • It is a different sort of December this year. I fear that we will all need to work a bit harder on the Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men bit. Gardeners, however, are stoic creatures: we have all lost seedlings to ravaging slugs. Our prized plants have, at some point, been flattened by footballs or chewed by marauding squirrels. Do we retire to sob and whinge? We do not, we learn and move on and look to the future. Our gardens have got us through a pretty dire year and our 2021 gardens look full of promise and excitement. Onwards.

Expert’s choice Hippeastrum • So, in what way exactly is an amaryllis like a geranium? Let me explain, says Graham Rice

The Full Monty • Winter can be bleak, says Monty, but spending more time in our gardens has enhanced our appreciation of the small, sweet changes the seasons bring

Saving the planet with peat-free potting

Have your say • The view from your side of the fence

Write to us at

Say goodbye to slugs and chemicals

Clippings • Our roundup of the month’s latest gardening news and views

My gardening world Jo Brand • Jo Brand is a comedian, writer and actor. She’s a regular guest on the BBC’s QI and Have I Got News For You and presents Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Jo lives in London and is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society.

News in brief

2020 vision • As a year like no other draws to a close, Monty Don reflects on how our gardens have made a remarkable impact on our nation’s wellbeing

Nurturing mother earth • Carol Klein delves into the secret life of soil and reveals how the magic below ground helps our plants thrive

Making compost • Making compost is at the heart of looking after your soil – no garden should be without a compost heap.

Leafmould • Leafmould is an excellent source of humus. As a mulch and a soil improver, it is excellent for any soil, and contributes mainly to the condition of the soil, rather than to its nutrition.

A-Z of house plants • Fill your home with fascinating foliage, with our guide to house plants

Happy house plants • Keep your indoor plants in tip-top shape with Adam Frost’s expert advice – perfect for a green and healthy home this winter

How to repot a peace lily • Repot peace lilies and other house plants when their roots have outgrown their original pots, to keep them healthy and thriving.

Green & glamorous • For eco-friendly festive style, Katie Smyth and Terri Chandler reveal how to make decorations using materials from your garden

How to make your wreath

Mini wreaths

Christmas with kids

The good gift guide • Treat the gardeners in your life to presents that will both delight and do some good

Best gardens for Boxing Day walks • Make the most of the crisp weather and escape for a walk on Boxing Day at one of our favourite 2 for 1 Entry gardens. Stroll off that Christmas pudding and enjoy a memorable day out.

Garden visiting update

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

INSIDE YOUR GARDENS

Your wildlife month

Winter pruning • Unsure what to prune now? Follow Alan Titchmarsh’s easy guide to shape your plants so they look good...


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Home & Garden

Languages

English

Gardeners' World Magazine is the authoritative voice in gardening, the clear market-leader since it launched in 1991. The award-winning editorial includes topical, practical advice in the readers' favourite 'what to do now' section, and regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. Packed with fresh ideas and clear advice - the innovative approach offers creative, practical and problem-solving solutions to all keen gardeners.

More from Gardeners' world magazine

Keep up to date with us at

Welcome

We love December • It is a different sort of December this year. I fear that we will all need to work a bit harder on the Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men bit. Gardeners, however, are stoic creatures: we have all lost seedlings to ravaging slugs. Our prized plants have, at some point, been flattened by footballs or chewed by marauding squirrels. Do we retire to sob and whinge? We do not, we learn and move on and look to the future. Our gardens have got us through a pretty dire year and our 2021 gardens look full of promise and excitement. Onwards.

Expert’s choice Hippeastrum • So, in what way exactly is an amaryllis like a geranium? Let me explain, says Graham Rice

The Full Monty • Winter can be bleak, says Monty, but spending more time in our gardens has enhanced our appreciation of the small, sweet changes the seasons bring

Saving the planet with peat-free potting

Have your say • The view from your side of the fence

Write to us at

Say goodbye to slugs and chemicals

Clippings • Our roundup of the month’s latest gardening news and views

My gardening world Jo Brand • Jo Brand is a comedian, writer and actor. She’s a regular guest on the BBC’s QI and Have I Got News For You and presents Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Jo lives in London and is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society.

News in brief

2020 vision • As a year like no other draws to a close, Monty Don reflects on how our gardens have made a remarkable impact on our nation’s wellbeing

Nurturing mother earth • Carol Klein delves into the secret life of soil and reveals how the magic below ground helps our plants thrive

Making compost • Making compost is at the heart of looking after your soil – no garden should be without a compost heap.

Leafmould • Leafmould is an excellent source of humus. As a mulch and a soil improver, it is excellent for any soil, and contributes mainly to the condition of the soil, rather than to its nutrition.

A-Z of house plants • Fill your home with fascinating foliage, with our guide to house plants

Happy house plants • Keep your indoor plants in tip-top shape with Adam Frost’s expert advice – perfect for a green and healthy home this winter

How to repot a peace lily • Repot peace lilies and other house plants when their roots have outgrown their original pots, to keep them healthy and thriving.

Green & glamorous • For eco-friendly festive style, Katie Smyth and Terri Chandler reveal how to make decorations using materials from your garden

How to make your wreath

Mini wreaths

Christmas with kids

The good gift guide • Treat the gardeners in your life to presents that will both delight and do some good

Best gardens for Boxing Day walks • Make the most of the crisp weather and escape for a walk on Boxing Day at one of our favourite 2 for 1 Entry gardens. Stroll off that Christmas pudding and enjoy a memorable day out.

Garden visiting update

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

INSIDE YOUR GARDENS

Your wildlife month

Winter pruning • Unsure what to prune now? Follow Alan Titchmarsh’s easy guide to shape your plants so they look good...


Expand title description text