November Issue

November Issue

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This month’s magazine focuses on choosing the ‘autumn allstars’ for your garden: those failsafe plants that will keep borders looking magnificent from autumn into winter – rudbeckias, asters, sedums, miscanthus and Japanese anemones among them. We look at hardy chrysanthemums – making a comeback! – and how to grow halloween pumpkins for cooking and carving.


Celebrate Layers Contrasting shapes, colours and textures bring this gregarious border to life

Be inspired by… an autumnal container, seasonal shopping, wishlist plants, horti masks, socks to win, plus a lemon meringue garden that’s good enough to eat!

Discover the stars of autumn Choose the right plants for autumn and they’ll shine all year. Here’s the best for good looks and stunning combinations

Invest in nature’s richest jewels The plump fruits of autumn bring a flash of colour and draw birds into the garden

What to do this month Plant evergreens and pot-up bulbs, repair trellis and grow new shrubs from their berries

Gardeners’ Garden 2020 Meet the five winners of our competition to win a state-of-the-art STIHL petrol lawnmower

Boost the autumn blues Aster ‘Little Carlow’ and persicaria ‘Firedance’ create a frisson of electricity in autumn

“Perennials create a punch of colour” Prairie-style planting teams grasses and flowers in this modern country garden

“Our borders are always full of flowers” Dahlias, asters and grasses ignite the Aston Pottery borders

“I love to create colour harmony” Colour-coordinated autumn flowers keep this cottage garden blooming into November

Garden to visit Tatton Park’s Japanese garden is inspired by nature. Here’s how to get the look

Welcome to the glade Take inspiration from a woodland clearing to create the perfect garden habitat for wildlife

Grow a monster pumpkin for Halloween! These plump little cherubs become a devillish delight on All Hallow’s Eve. Here’s how to grow them for carving and cooking

Ask Garden Answers Your questions answered by our experts

Design Solutions The Arts & Crafts approach marries landscaping with blowsy naturalistic planting

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Buyers’ Guide to tree pruners Telescopic loppers are an ideal tool for cutting off branches easily and safely. Here’s what’s on the market

12 free_ bareroot perennials Plants worth £31.96 for every reader – _just pay postage

Complete blueberry growing kit Grow your own blueberries with this complete patio kit

Over to you Readers share their lockdown gardening stories for a chance to win RSPB bird food and Felco secateurs

Puzzles and prizes Enter our crossword and wordsearch competitions this month and you could win a CompoSphere worth £99.98 or rose ‘Albertine’ and £30 vouchers from Hayloft

Garden view Wildlife has the upper hand in Pam Richardson’s garden

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