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BBC Gardeners' World

Apr 01 2021
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.

More from Gardeners' Word magazine

Welcome

We love april • In the words of PJ and Duncan (who you may know better as cheeky Saturday night television stalwarts Ant ’n’ Dec), “Lets get ready to rumble”. April is the top of the helter-skelter, the edge of the cliff, the silky underpinnings and the pre-dinner cocktail of summer (insert your own metaphor here…). We can confidently shrug off our wooly jumpers and forget the dreich misery of lockdown winters. It is time to rush into the garden, rummage in the shed for our trowels, dibbers and border forks and get stuck in because from now on it is all sunshine and flowers.

Expert ’s choice Violas • Now’s the time to try perennial violas – they’re easy to grow, with a beautiful scent, says Graham Rice

The Fully Monty • If the world’s problems feel too big to grasp, look down, says Monty. Caring for Earth’s future starts with what we hold in our hands and feel beneath our feet

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

For peat’s sake – when’s it going to end?

Write to us at

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

My gardening world Lorraine Kelly • Lorraine is a television presenter and journalist. She hosts her own show, Lorraine, and previously worked on GMTV and Good Morning Britain. She is a Patron of Help for Heroes, a charity supporting those sustaining injuries or illness while serving in the British Armed Forces.

News in brief

Seeds of summer • The joy of growing plants is so much greater when they’ve been nurtured from seed. Here, Monty shares his tips to ensure a home-sown summer bounty

4 ways to sow • Give seeds the space they need with the rightsized container and keep moving the seedlings on so they never get over-crowded or slow down

EASY HARVESTS • Maybe you’re a grow-your-own novice or you’ve tried before and failed, but Carol Klein’s expert guide to failsafe veg will guarantee you tasty harvests all summer long

Carol’s easy veg

How to guarantee success

Welcome in wildlife • Bring more wildlife into your garden, with Alan Titchmarsh’s 10 simple steps

Spring colour in an instant • The quickest and easiest way to give your garden a burst of spring cheer is to plant a container. Whether you have a gloomy corner or a stark seating area, we’ve a solution to suit

Raised Bed • Discover how to build a raised bed with Adam Frost’s easy guide – all you need is a weekend to create a new veg plot

Green up your walls • Get extra planting space, and transform your walls and fences, with Nick Bailey’s guide to making an easy living wall

You will need

Best plants for a living wall • A surprising range of plants will grow in a wall planter. Look for varieties that can cope with low levels of water, are compact and are ideally either trailing or rosette forming. For year-round interest, choose hardy evergreens.

Grow climbers in pots • Enjoy a tower of flowers in even the smallest space. David Hurrion shares the best climbers for pots and how to make a plant support

Masterclass Online

Best climbers for pots • Plants in pots rely on you for their water, so choose climbers with waxy foliage or small leaves as these lose less moisture. Annual climbers are a good bet, although...


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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' Word magazine

Welcome

We love april • In the words of PJ and Duncan (who you may know better as cheeky Saturday night television stalwarts Ant ’n’ Dec), “Lets get ready to rumble”. April is the top of the helter-skelter, the edge of the cliff, the silky underpinnings and the pre-dinner cocktail of summer (insert your own metaphor here…). We can confidently shrug off our wooly jumpers and forget the dreich misery of lockdown winters. It is time to rush into the garden, rummage in the shed for our trowels, dibbers and border forks and get stuck in because from now on it is all sunshine and flowers.

Expert ’s choice Violas • Now’s the time to try perennial violas – they’re easy to grow, with a beautiful scent, says Graham Rice

The Fully Monty • If the world’s problems feel too big to grasp, look down, says Monty. Caring for Earth’s future starts with what we hold in our hands and feel beneath our feet

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

For peat’s sake – when’s it going to end?

Write to us at

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

My gardening world Lorraine Kelly • Lorraine is a television presenter and journalist. She hosts her own show, Lorraine, and previously worked on GMTV and Good Morning Britain. She is a Patron of Help for Heroes, a charity supporting those sustaining injuries or illness while serving in the British Armed Forces.

News in brief

Seeds of summer • The joy of growing plants is so much greater when they’ve been nurtured from seed. Here, Monty shares his tips to ensure a home-sown summer bounty

4 ways to sow • Give seeds the space they need with the rightsized container and keep moving the seedlings on so they never get over-crowded or slow down

EASY HARVESTS • Maybe you’re a grow-your-own novice or you’ve tried before and failed, but Carol Klein’s expert guide to failsafe veg will guarantee you tasty harvests all summer long

Carol’s easy veg

How to guarantee success

Welcome in wildlife • Bring more wildlife into your garden, with Alan Titchmarsh’s 10 simple steps

Spring colour in an instant • The quickest and easiest way to give your garden a burst of spring cheer is to plant a container. Whether you have a gloomy corner or a stark seating area, we’ve a solution to suit

Raised Bed • Discover how to build a raised bed with Adam Frost’s easy guide – all you need is a weekend to create a new veg plot

Green up your walls • Get extra planting space, and transform your walls and fences, with Nick Bailey’s guide to making an easy living wall

You will need

Best plants for a living wall • A surprising range of plants will grow in a wall planter. Look for varieties that can cope with low levels of water, are compact and are ideally either trailing or rosette forming. For year-round interest, choose hardy evergreens.

Grow climbers in pots • Enjoy a tower of flowers in even the smallest space. David Hurrion shares the best climbers for pots and how to make a plant support

Masterclass Online

Best climbers for pots • Plants in pots rely on you for their water, so choose climbers with waxy foliage or small leaves as these lose less moisture. Annual climbers are a good bet, although...


Expand title description text