Do you know how to train and prune a climbing rose? Or how to create a beautiful hanging basket? The May issue shows you this and much more.

Climbing roses
If you’ve never grown one before, jump in now, with expert advice from Elizabeth Swane on choosing the right climbing rose for the spot, and tips on training, pruning and general care. If you’re an old hand, but always with an eye out for something new, see our lists of small, large and vigorous cultivars, and pick up some extra growing tips.

All in one basket
Create a hanging basket to be proud of. Inspired by the spectacular displays seen in Europe, Deryn Thorpe shows you how to choose your basket, decide on a great combination of plants, and put the whole thing together in creative and satisfying ways.

Herbs & vegies
Get some fresh greens on your plate – grow your own crop of English spinach with Sabrina Hahn’s practical tips. Check out ways to preserve herbs by drying, freezing or preserving in vinegar, oil or condiments with Marcelle Nankervis; and give good old potatoes a go, in trenches or large containers.

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Win a Richgro garden care pack

We have three Richgro Organic Gardening Packs, valued at $150, to be won. To enter, grab your May 2017 issue and complete the crossword on page 84.

Win a Fiskars axe set

We have a complete Fiskars axe range set to give away, worth $541. The set includes two chopping axes and three splitting axes.