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Jacques Amand bulb offer
Plants

Order this gorgeous collection of richly coloured, rare, historic tulips at a special price from bulb expert Jacques Amand.

Apple Day c. William Shaw
Visits

Now is the time to enjoy English apples - be it a 'Peasgood Nonsuch' or a 'Jester'. Favourable weather this year has meant good crops with lots of gorgeous ripe apples ready to harvest. Celebrate the season at a local Apple Day event. It's the perfect way to find out more about the huge variety of English apple cultivars and celebrate all thing orchard.

Rockfish wellies
Practical

Enter our competition to win one of six pairs of wellington boots from British welly company Rockfish. Choose which style you want from their new 2014/2015 collection

Free Issue Friday

Enjoy a digital edition of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED in time for the weekend. For ONE DAY ONLY - that’s today 19/9/14 - we are giving away our February 2014 Issue for FREE.

Sticky Wicket nectar garden c. Jason Ingram
Plants

Wild About Gardens Week - here's 9 tips to help make your garden more wildlife friendly. Even the smallest corner of 'happy chaos' will help.

Spiders in the garden
Practical

Spiders are fascinating creatures that play an essential role in a healthy garden, according to self-confessed bugman Richard Jones.

Monty Don

We asked gardener and television presenter Monty Don to tell us about his passion for gardening.

Attracting insects to your garden c. Jason Ingram
Plants

It's Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 September). Here wildlife garden expert Pam Lewis gives us some ideas. She has been experimenting with plants for over 25 years to find those that are the most attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. She picks 12 of her prettiest favourites that will help get your garden humming.

Monty Don
Visits

Join us at our Autumn Lecture with Monty Don as he reflects on his passion for gardens and gardening and tells us how his approach has developed throughout his gardening life. Royal Geographical Society, 10 October 2014.

Aglais urticae - small tortoiseshell (illustration by Richard Lewington)
Practical

Would you like to identify some of the butterflies that visit your garden? And what's the best way to attract more? Entomologist Richard Jones offers help.