October Issue

October Issue

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Celebrate stillness Savour the moment as days become shorter and cooler and leaves begin to turn

Be inspired by… Magical gaura wands, turquoise shopping, close-up photos, our wishlist plants, autumn’s palette, goodies to win, diary dates and garden books

Treat yourself to autumn drama Bring your October garden to life with these stunning plants for colour, shape and structure

One plant three ways: versatile Verbena bonariensis Easy and adaptable, this skinny, nectar-rich perennial goes with absolutely everything!

Beat the border bullies These beautiful space invaders might look angelic, but their vigour can make them a nuisance. Here’s how to live with them, or what to grow instead

What to do this month Tidy borders, boost lawns and plant unusual new daffodils for spring. It’s also the perfect time to clean out your garden pond

Roll out the red carpet! This opulent planting scheme teams velvet-red dahlias with agastache spikes. Here’s how to get the look

“Our acers create a fiery finale” In autumn, a collection of magnificent Japanese maples lights up this colourful country garden

Our garden is full of surprises – and a hot tub!” Behind dazzling cottage garden flowers lies a lush and vibrant tropical paradise...

“We have flowers every day of the year” Divided into neat circles, this leafy garden uses flowers and foliage to soften its edges

Garden to visit The grasses at Knoll Gardens create a natural look that’s spectacular in autumn

Keep watch for nature’s night patrol Bats are small, harmless and much-misunderstood

Make the most of your crop With autumn’s woodsmoke and fireworks comes the chance to turn a summer harvest into a winter of plenty

Ask Garden Answers Our experts solve your gardening problems

How can I make the most of my garden at night? White flowers and silver foliage create a dramatic lunar garden with our night-time design

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Make light work of leaves Deal with autumn debris the quick and easy way. We reveal what to look for in a leaf blower or garden vac

Add drama with itoh peonies with this exclusive Hayloft offer – save up to £25!

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Over to you Readers share their trials and tribulations, with the chance to win RSPB bird food and Felco secateurs

Puzzles and prizes Enter our crossword this month and you could win Ergrownomics planters or Hayloft plants and £30 voucher

Garden view Our columnist Pam Richardson plans the perfect garden staycation

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