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Celebrate leafy layers Combine foliage shape, colour and texture for a multi-layered look

Be inspired by… A symphony in pink, frost-proof pots, plants in flower now, spooky squashes, diary dates and a stripy plant quiz

Discover new ways with autumn colour Fire and ice, parchment 
and pastels, precious metals – the autumn garden is rich in fresh colour combinations just waiting 
to be unleashed

Make room for mahonia These prickly evergreens have bee-friendly flowers that are a precious addition to autumn borders

Savour the season Don’t dread autumn; embrace it! We celebrate November’s sensory pleasures

Gardeners’ Garden 2018 At last 
we can reveal the winners of our Cobra Garden competition 2018

What to do this month Plant a small tree for autumn colour, protect tender plants and pop 
tulip bulbs into pots and borders

Plant blowsy beauties for border chic Mophead hydrangeas and dusky pink sedums make an elegant autumn combination. Create the look in three easy steps

“I love our frothy prairie plants” 
This colourful garden has a light and airy feel thanks to its grasses and easy-care perennials

“It all fades so elegantly in summer” Graceful grasses partner roses and hydrangeas in this stunning garden 

“It’s full of plants for autumn colour” Asters, rudbeckias and hardy chrysanthemums shine in this nursery garden

Garden to visit Biddulph Grange is a masterpiece of Victorian design

Create a garden spa Feathers are a bird’s best asset. Here’s how we can help our avian friends keep their plumage in tip-top condition

Choose a berry to tempt the tastebuds Raspberries are a sweet treat for gourmet growers. Here’s how to plant them 

Grow mushrooms the easy way Discover the safe and simple route to growing fresh oyster, chestnut and shiitake mushrooms at home

Ask the experts Trees for wildlife, tulips for shade and exploding weeds. We solve your garden woes

Border rescue Add colour to an autumn border, using shimmering red and gold plants

Design solutions Smarten up a small plot with topiary and hedging. Here’s an easy knot design for those who love the formal look

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Buyers’ Guide to paving Choose the right slabs for your patio

20 fragrant Oriental lily bulbs Just pay £5.65 postage  

Four duo fruit trees Perfect for any size garden – save £19.99!

Over to you Share your gardening triumphs to win Felco secateurs or an RSPB feeding station

Puzzles and prizes Test your gardening knowledge with our brainteasers

Garden view Helen Billiald gets a bouncy new spaniel