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Published 9 times per year the Woman's Weekly Living Series has issues daedicated to health, gardening, cooking and knitting, as well as seasonal specials.
Woman’s Weekly Living Series
LET’S GET gardening • Get out and enjoy your garden this summer, here’s our guide to what’s new and must do
Papaver somniferum (opium poppy)
Plants for summer
Midsummer DREAM • This Staffordshire gem is brim full of wild flowers, cottage garden favourites and all the joys of summer
Planting a shelter belt
Creating a tapestry of colour
A feast for the eyes
Garry & Alison’s Kitchen Gardening tips
TOP 10 for summer baskets • Fill a container with these high-impact performers that will give you long-lasting interest this season
Ask the RHS EXPERTS • The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chief Horticulturist Guy Barter solves your gardening dilemmas
Guy’s guide to DEADHEADING ROSES
HOW TO PROPAGATE TENDER PLANTS
THE DRY GARDENS • As summers are becoming hotter and drier, gardeners are looking for new ways to bring greenery to their gardens
CREATING BEAUTIFUL PLANT COMBINATIONS
HOW TO RECOGNISE DROUGHT-RESISTANT PLANTS
Top tips for planting a successful drought-resistant garden
Wild & free • Encourage insects and wildlife by building a bug hotel
The best BEE HOUSES
Bring in the BUTTERFLIES • Transform your garden into a butterfly paradise this summer
The best butterfly-friendly plants
Get ahead for AUTUMN • Now’s the time to start planning for autumn. From berrying shrubs to autumnal foliage, here’s how to inject a blaze of colour into containers and borders
TOP TIPS • ACERS TO ADD DRAMA
Fiery picks for pots
EXOTIC landscapes • There is no place for shrinking violets in an exotic garden – here the emphasis is on big, bold and beautiful...
Tropical foliage plants
A VIBRANT COLOUR PALETTE
Caring for tender exotics • It could be tempting fate to plant any exotic species without first ensuring that your garden is warm enough and protected from winter chills
Dazzling DAHLIAS • Anyone who has ever been wowed by a display of dahlias will no doubt have marvelled at the seemingly endless diversity of flower form, size and colour.
The best varieties • Still not sure which dahlia to choose? Start with a winner. More than 100 dahlia cultivars have earned the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM), meaning they have performed best in rigorous trials under the expert eyes of RHS judges – here is just a selection…
Hit the DECK • Decking is cheaper than paving, easier to use and creates the perfect focal point for a low-maintenance garden
Get WATER WISE • With temperatures rising, it’s important to think about how we keep our garden looking lush and healthy without using too much water
Drought-loving plants • Look for plants that have adapted to drought conditions by developing water-retention tricks, such as fleshy, sword-like and grassy leaves or tuberous ‘water-storage’ roots. Those with silver-grey leaves are also good choices, as they have built-in defences, such as reflective surfaces and fine hairs that effectively trap moisture.
Ripening RASPBERRIES • Francesco Ponziani, horticulturist at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, shares his wisdom on growing this delicious fruit
Once picked, raspberries make the most delicious sweet treats
Just the JOB • There’s plenty to do in the garden in August and September, and...