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We love July • I have discovered that no lesser a fgure than George Orwell was not only a very keen gardener but also wrote an essay about the joys of gardening and being in the garden through the year. About June he wrote of “the back-breaking work of earthing up potatoes” and “going for walks after supper”. In November it was “raging gales” and “the smell of rubbish fres” that drew his attention. In this month he was pleased about “going to the offce in shirt sleeves” but, more evocatively, “the endless pop-pop-pop of cherry stones as one treads the London pavements”, which is a lovely image for July.
Expert’s choice Achillea • These impressive plants are not only elegant, they’re also as tough as they come, says Graham Rice
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The Full Monty • While no one can ‘make’ a truly wild garden, says Monty, the skilled hand can help create a space that is beautifully in tune with its environment
Have your say • The view from your side of the fence
Over the fence • Crocks in pots – do they make a difference?
Digging deeper • Putting the spotlight on the biggest issues in gardening today
2 for 1 entry Director’s cuts • Join us this July as we visit 2 for 1 Gardens featured in films and classic television shows
Containers of the month • Arrange a selection of beautiful pots to create an ever-changing, temporary landscape
More container inspiration • Add some pop to your plot this summer with these cheery combinations
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Success with tender plants • Adam shows how to get the best from tender plants, including container growing, feeding and watering, plus what to do when temperatures start to dip later in the season
Feelgood summer • July’s here at last! Make it a month to remember with our top tips for bountiful crops, stylish plots, outdoor dining and garden games galore
Hooray for herbs • Every garden should save space to grow herbs for adding delicious flavour to cooking. Follow Monty’s expert advice and you could be enjoying tasty year-round pickings
Sunrise in the east • Ross Lee Harrison hasn’t just transformed his garden – his garden has transformed his life. Discover how here
Entertain in style • If your outdoor space needs a little bit of love this summer, read on for our pick of relaxing seating and essential garden-living accessories
Small space big flavour • July is a month of abundance in the plot. Gluts of courgettes can be quickly used up and enjoyed in easy-to-make recipes, like Rukmini Iyer’s pasta dish
Linguine with courget tes, pine nuts & chilli
Other flavours from the plot
Garden games • Enjoy family fun all summer with Kay Maguire’s pick of the best outdoor games
PART 1 Summer problem solving PLANT DISEASES • Warm weather can encourage a host of plant diseases, but there are many non-chemical ways you can combat them, as Alan Titchmarsh explains
PART 2 A garden in pots • Lucy Bellamy continues her guide to making a year-round...