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Save £4 on classic English Lavender ‘Munstead’ and attractive foliage plant, Coleus canina. Gardening events news and what to do in your garden this week
Lavender ‘Munstead’: £4 off
Lavender ‘Munstead’: £4 off

Lavender ‘Munstead’: £4 off

The classic English Lavender ‘Munstead’ is an attractive dwarf variety with compact, highly fragrant foliage. It has strongly scented mid-blue flowers and is perfect for edging and cutting.

Buy five potted plants for £9.99 or save £4 when you buy 10 for just £15.98.

Please send orders to: Evening Standard Offers, Dept. MRES58 PO Box 99, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SN. Cheques should be made out to TMYP Ltd. Or order online at Supplied as 5cm plug plants, dispatched from May 2009. Offer closes 8 May 2009.

Coleus canina: save £4
Coleus canina: save £4

Coleus canina: save £4

An attractive foliage plant, Coleus canina also has a smell abhorrent to cats. The plant has striking grey-green foliage, which gives off a strong aroma especially when touched and in summer it produces heads of lovely pale blue flowers. If planted in a container this can be moved around the garden protecting different areas from cats. Thankfully it only smells to humans when touched.

We are offering five healthy plug plants for just £8.95. Alternatively, buy ten for £13.90, saving £4. For a bumper collection buy 20 for £22.80, saving a further £5.

Credit card order hotline: 0870 950 5914, quoting R19851WE or by post with cheques made payable to Mr Fothergill’s Seeds to The Standard Coleus Canina Offer (R19851WE), Rookery Farm, Joys Bank, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, PE12 8SG. Delivery from end-April 2009, prices include UK p&p. Offer closes 8 May 2009.


Spring Gardening Weekend
Hosted in the historic walled gardens at Loseley House and featuring everything from high quality plants to gourmet foods.

24 - 26 April 2009, 10am - 5pm: Loseley House, Guildford. Admission: £2. See or call 01483 764 491.

Southend Garden Show
Featuring some of the region’s top nurseries and landscaping talent that the country has to offer, alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the Southend Garden Show is a celebration of Essex lifestyle and the great outdoors.

This year’s event will feature over 300 exhibitors, including nurseries, landscapers, gardening sundries, delicious food & drink, crafts, and new for 2009 meet BBC's Christine Walkden in the Gardening Theatre.

2-4 May 2009: Southend Garden Show, Garon Park. Admission: Adults £5.50, children free. See

What to do: this week

* Plant summer-flowering bulbs.
* Sow sweet peas outside where you want them to flower.
* Hoe and weed to prevent weed seedlings establishing.
* Mulch established shrubs and bases of hedges to conserve moisture and deter weeds.
* Lift and divide snowdrop clumps and replant.
* Watch out for pests and diseases.
* Watch for slugs and snails.
* Prepare the soil for summer bedding.

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