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We love June • In Sweden there are more than 12,000 drinking songs, many of which will be enthusiastically rendered by Swedes, old and young, during this month. Their national day is 6 June, but that’s nothing compared to the celebration of midsummer. There are bonfires, the wearing of floral crowns and walking barefoot through morning dew (helps you stay healthy apparently). Seven types of flowers are picked in silence and put under the pillows of the romantically unattached. There is wild dancing and lavish feasts of pickled herring and strawberries. Makes Wimbledon seem a bit tame, all things considered.
Chase the rainbow • Celebrate Pride month with Michael Perry’s colourful container that’s sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face
Expert ’s choice Calendulas • These fast-growing blooms will fill your pots and borders with colour until late autumn, says Graham Rice
The Full Monty • Cultivating statuesque topiary is an art that demands dedication, says Monty – who admits that he’s not beyond a spot of cheating
Have your say • The view from your side of the fence
Clippings • Our roundup of the month’s latest gardening news and views
My gardening world JJ Chalmers
News in brief
Nature’s way • Monty explains why he gardens organically – and why you should give it a go
Trusty treasures • Some plants really earn their keep, flowering generously and reliably but asking little in return. Carol shows you her must-have border stalwarts
Carol’s easy-going picks
Easy veg for busy lives • Make the most of limited time by following Alan’s quick and simple growing advice
ALAN’S EASY VEG CHOICES
ALAN’S VEG-GROWING CHEAT SHEET • Learn from Alan’s best growing tips for fast and easy results
Succulents with style • These stylish, low-maintenance pots are easy to grow. Follow Bob Purnell’s guide to success
Pots of pelargoniums • Enjoy pots of colour all summer with these favourites. Plus, head gardener Tom Brown shows how to get more plants for free
Herbs in upcycled containers • Create pots that are both useful and sustainable by upcycling old containers and filling them with delicious summer herbs
A-Z of house plants • Create a talking point in your home with this fascinating and flamboyant fly-catcher
Save on Nepenthes alata
2 for 1 gardens to visit in Wales • With restrictions lifting in Wales, why not visit some of the 19 beautiful Welsh gardens in our 2 for 1 entry scheme. Here are a few to tempt you...
“We love to socialise and enjoy the space with other people” • A young couple transformed their garden into an impressive place for entertaining – with vibrant colour and space to unwind on every level
Last chance to enter our competition! • Don’t leave it too late to show us your garden – there are £10,000 of prizes to be won
Live life Outdoors • Spending time alfresco is more important than ever, and whether you have a large garden or just a few containers on a balcony, we have inspiring ways to turn your plot into a summer sanctuary
Feel comfortable outdoors • The answer to creating a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor environment is simple: create an area in your garden that’s just as comfortable as your...