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GALLERY: Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants Nursery near Bath picks 10 plants that give one last blast of colour as winter approaches. (Images by Jason Ingram)

12 trees for autumn

The owners of Kwekerij Arborealis nursery in the Netherlands specialise in trees. Here they recommend 12 of their favourite trees for show-stopping autumn colour.

Garden lighting: Charlotte Rowe designed garden c. Clive Nichols

When it comes to lighting your garden go for well-planned, carefully positioned, good quality solutions and you'll add an extra dimension to your garden. Read our tips and advice

November issue

Browse our gallery of gorgeous images giving you a sneak preview of the November issue - on sale Friday 24th October. We've a hard-working and inspirational feature on climbing plants, look at a contemporary design for a city garden and go to Germany to visit a garden that blends the formal with the natural to great effect.

Planting rhubarb c. Tim Sandall

Order your rhubarb crowns now for planting in November and December. Or if you have established crowns, it's also when you can start forcing rhubarb for early cropping.

Autumn c. Tim Sandall

It's autumn colours time - so where can you enjoy a really magnificent display? Asking plantsman Roy Lancaster to name his favourite gardens is like asking a child what his favourite sweet is, but here are 10 of his favourite places to visit as autumn reaches its glorious peak

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii c. Annaick Guitteny

GALLERY: The Asteraceae family is renowned for its daisy-like stars. Add to these some less recognised member and you have a great selection of plants for autumn colour. Browse our gallery for late season inspiration. Pictures by Annaick Guitteny (issue 202)

Hippeastrum ‘Misty' c. Jason Ingram

If you think you know amaryllis (or more correctly named Hippeastrum), think again. Alys Fowler picks out 8 beauties that you'll long to grow for their striking blooms. Plus tips on how best to grow them. Don't forget to order your bulbs now

Pumpkins and squash c. Paul Debois

As Halloween approaches you can't help but notice the increasingly popular range of winter squash and pumpkins in shops and harvest display. So how about growing your own, ready for this time next year? Alys Fowler suggests some favourites.

Quince c. Jason Ingram

Quinces are perfect garden trees that bear pretty blossom in spring and heavy golden fruits in October. Once you’ve planted one, bring some zing to your autumn table by trying this delicious recipe.