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We love July • If we lived in the USA then this July we would be able to celebrate not only National Hot Dog month but also National Pickle month, which seems to be a perfectly aligned concurrence. As (most of) you live here in the UK, we will have to find our perfect matches elsewhere, and where better than in our gardens and the pages of this fine magazine? We have plant combinations to die for as summer begins to reach its zenith and the days of sunshine brighten the colours in our borders.
Expert ’s choice Centaurea • In shades of blue, pink, purple and white, cornflowers will bloom all summer, says Graham Rice
The Full Monty • Eating alfresco in summer may be more of an exception than the rule for Monty, but be prepared for when the occasion does arise
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
News in brief
Perfume paradise • Treat your senses to the delights of Keyneston Mill in Dorset this summer, one of your new 2 for 1 gardens to visit in 2021
2 for 1 gardens to visit nearby
A growing success • If you think that propagating your own plants is too complicated, think again – Monty is here to share his simple approach to help you succeed every time
How to take semi-ripe cuttings • It’s easy to take cuttings from plants such as salvias, yew or lavender – just follow these simple steps.
Dry and mighty • As our climate becomes increasingly challenging, Carol reveals her pick of plants that will thrive in hot, dry conditions
Carol’s picks for hot, dry conditions
Bold & beautiful • Create big impact with the vibrant colours and dramatic foliage of exotic plants
Use your 2 for 1 card
Up front & fabulous • For many, the focus is all on the back garden, but these homeowners have created fantastic front plots with inspiring ideas that anyone can try
Storage bench • Use Adam Frost’s step-by-step guide to make a seat with a built-in tool store
You will need
A-Z of house plants • Bring elegance and flowers into your home with a low-maintenance miniature orchid
Summer on a plate • Discover new ways to get the most flavour from your summer homegrown with Rukmini Iyer’s harvesting advice and easy recipes
Your wildlife month
Plants our bees need • Which flowers provide the greatest support for our declining bees? Rosi Rollings reveals her top 12 bee magnets to ensure your borders are buzzing
Pledge now for pollinators • Join our Put Pollinators First campaign – Emma Crawforth explains how
PROBLEM SOLVING the natural way • In a new two-part series, Alan helps you solve common garden problems using his expert organic techniques
5 COMMON PESTS
5 COMMON DISEASES
BUYER’S GUIDE TO fire pits • Kay Maguire offers top tips on buying and using this summer’s hottest garden accessory
YOUR PRUNING MONTH • With gardens full of growth, it’s time to get vigorous plants such as wisteria under control and in shape
Fresh from the plot • Rekha rejoices in bountiful harvests, sweet pea perfume and the sight of pollinators boosting productivity. Plus, she shares an easy...