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Clematis Picardy (='Evipo024')

Early autumn is the perfect time to plant clematis. In case you missed it back in 2010, we asked top clematis grower Raymond Evison to tell us what his all-time favourite clematis are. Here's his list again. 

Salvia leucantha ‘Purple Velvet’ c. Jason Ingram

GALLERY: Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants Nursery near Bath finds plenty of warm colour in October autumnal foliage and flowers to complement the shortening days. (Images by Jason Ingram)

October 2014

Take a look at some of the gorgeous features inside October's Gardens Illustrated - on sale Friday 26th September. We're celebrating Apple Day with family and friends, indulging in sumptuously coloured tulips, ensuring there's interest in the garden well into autumn and helping you create the perfect work studio.

Unknown yellow dahlia

Celebrating dahlia season - here's 10 facts you might not have known about these gorgeous late season blooms

Apple Day feast c. Andrew Montgomery

Apple Day lends itself to feasting - be it apple pie, cake, cider or a crisp fresh apple coupled with cheese. Here are some recipes to help you make the most of the apple season.

Apple Day celebrations c. Andrew Montgomery

It feels like an ancient festival, but Apple Day, held on or around 21 October, is a relatively new tradition. The charity Common Ground launched the event in 1990 to celebrate the apple in all its guises. Here are some ideas of fun activites for family and friends to help you celebrate Apple Day in style.

Knoll Gardens grasses

Don't miss out - grass specialist Knoll Gardens are offering GARDENS ILLUSTRATED readers a 10% discount on plant sales.

Coleton Fishacre c. Carole Drake

Join our exclusive four-day tour of some of Devon's finest gardens set within wooded coombes and romantic moorland, in the company of plants and garden expert Noël Kingsbury: 28 June – 1 July, 2015

Jacques Amand bulb offer

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

Apple Day c. William Shaw

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.