September issue on sale 17 August

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Take inspiration from the coast

We show you how to give your garden a sunny, wild and romantic look with shimmering eryngiums, poppies, sedums and driftwood treasures

Make space for euonymus  

These handsome shrubs have such colourful September fruits. Val Bourne explains which ones to go for

 Savour the last days of summer

Drought-proof planting ideas from Beth Chatto’s fabulous gravel garden in Essex

Jobs for September

How to keep the garden looking its best for a last hurrah of the season  

Create a coastal corner

This month’s seaside theme uses shimmering eryngium, sedum and grasses  

Plant up a vintage basket

Transform a car boot bargain by planting it up with lipstick-pink chrysanthemums, cyclamen and elegant grasses

Reader gardens

Three inspirational gardens prove that September is a time of plenty, if you choose the right plants for colour and longevity

Take the easy route for wildlife

Simple changes that will save you time and effort, and are great for welcoming garden wildlife

Enjoy salads all year

Late-season crops to sow now for tasty winter salads and spring greens

Ask Garden Answers

Reader garden problems solved plus design solutions for an elegant garden that’s nature-friendly too

Garden buys

What to look for when investing in pruning kit – power saws and telescopic tree loppers

Shopping

Buy a funky bird feeder now the cooler weather is approaching

Puzzles and prizes

Enter our crossword and wordsearch competitions to win a rustic Daisyboo garden lantern and Hayloft vouchers

Garden View

Telly gardening versus the real world by columnist Helen Billiald