Modern Gardens is the exciting new magazine that helps today’s busy professional create fresh, exciting outdoor spaces… without having to expend too much time and effort! Each month the magazine will feature new garden ideas and keep you up to date with gardening trends, as well as give you tips on the plants to grow, the tools to buy and landscaping to inspire. Our key focus is to help you create the garden you want in the space you have, for a price that’s right. - The trends: create the garden that’s perfect for you, no matter how much space you have - Inspirational features: we reveal fabulous gardens, hints and tips from readers & experts alike - Family: create an outdoor space that’s perfect for you and your children - Flowers: the best plants and how to grow them - Vegetable tips: grow your own food! - Shopping: where to go, what to buy, where you’ll find the best prices for you garden plants, tools and anything else you need We look forward to welcoming you on board our exciting journey!
Celebrate outdoor living
EARTHY pleasures • DREAM PLANT GROW PICK MAKE BUY
3 HANDSOME HOSE TIDIES • Keep your hosepipe neat, tidy and kink-free with a smart holder.
3 GOOD-DEAL DRINKS TABLES • High or low, coffee or side, an extra perch for drinks is a patio must this summer.
Three plants for non-stop summer colour
Blooming lovely IN AUGUST • Try our pick of the most beautiful plants you can buy now
TOP table • Upcycle an old WOODEN PALLET into a swanky PATIO PLANTER with room for drinks!
SAVE THE bees • Whatever the size of your outside space, these simple steps will CREATE A BUZZ in your garden and give bees the food and shelter they need to survive
Watch that bee!
JUST buzzing • Get to know these GARDEN BEES and enjoy their quirky antics among your blooms
“It’s a haven for wildlife as well as me” • Brilliant design and pollen-rich blooms have turned Ilse Burger’s overgrown Greater Manchester plot into an ECO-FRIENDLY GARDEN for all to enjoy
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HOW WE DID IT...
David’s tips to make your garden eco-friendly
Welcome wildlife • David has chosen pollen-rich plants that are left to seed, providing winter shelter for insects and sustenance for birds. “All our gardens should aim to appeal to a broad range of insect life,” he says.
BEE kind • Spend an afternoon crafting a PRETTY FEATURE to welcome bees into your garden
Fiona’s • Join FIONA CUMBERPATCH as she makes summer last for longer in her bijou plot with gorgeous grasses and late-flowering blooms
“Our colourful garden is so easy to look after” • Raised beds filled with radiant but RESILIENT BLOOMS have revitalised Emma and Mathew Evans’ exposed Shropshire plot
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MAKE YOUR OWN potpourri • Preserve scented petals and SUMMER MEMORIES from your garden
TAKE IT easy! • Your garden can be LOW MAINTENANCE as well as lovely with these simple tricks
On a budget? • Try these quick-fire solutions that don’t cost a fortune.
SUPER-USEFUL SECATEURS • Treat yourself to a pair of SMART SNIPS tailormade to suit your needs
CAREFREE colour • Dazzle your summer garden guests with no-fuss VIBRANT BLOOMS
Selina’s garden STYLE COTSWOLDS CHARM • Stylist & book author SELINA LAKE shares her on-trend styling ideas & glorious garden buys
“I created my garden with stuff most people would throw away” • A tiny budget and charity-shop treasures have turned Rasa T-Brasiene’s South London plot into a paradise of FOLIAGE AND FADED TONES
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Rasa’s tips for...