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How to create stylish, indoor container displays

In the last of his series on creating containers with impact, gardener Thomas Unterdorfer keeps the colder weather at bay with hothouse and conservatory favourites. Here he uses Geoppertia crocata 'Tassmania' to echo the fire and light that is synonymous with the time of year. 

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How to create indoor container displays

In the last of his series on creating containers with impact, gardener Thomas Unterdorfer keeps the colder weather at bay with hothouse and conservatory favourites. Here he uses Geoppertia crocata 'Tassmania' to echo the fire and light that is synonymous with the time of year. 

November is the time to indulge in some luscious planting, with the memory of warm autumn colours still fresh in the mind. The inspiration for this scheme came from the flowers of Goeppertia crocata ‘Tassmania’, which reminds me of burning torches.

Florals for your home with Emily Burningham designs

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Emily Burningham

Promotion: We've a new offer exclusively for Gardens Illustrated readers - get 20% off and a FREE gift from print designer Emily Burningham. Celebrate the new season with her designer fabrics, cushions, gifts and accessories, all inspired by the English garden and crafted here in the UK.

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Unusual vegetables to grow in your garden

Mix things up in your vegetable garden and try growing a few unusual varieties among your traditional crops. Jojo Tulloh recommends a few of her favourites. 

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Unusual vegetables to grow in your garden

Mix things up in your vegetable garden and try growing a few unusual varieties among your traditional crops. Jojo Tulloh recommends a few of her favourites. 

Annual vegetables sown, grown and harvested in a single season are a fairly inefficient way of growing food if you think about all the effort it takes and the hours you spend cultivating the plants, only for them to be pulled up and composted at the end of the season. By contrast trees and perennial plants will provide you with crops from year to year and more time to enjoy your garden.

Make your own cobnut and mulberry granola

Jojo Tulloh makes the most of October's nut crops in this recipe for cobnut and mulberry granola. 

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Cobnut and mulberry granola

Jojo Tulloh makes the most of October's nut crops in this recipe for cobnut and mulberry granola. 

Try using cobnuts in the recipe below for granola with dried, white mulberries. If you don't have your own crop, many farmers' markets sell them at this time of year - or you can use hazelnuts as an alternative.

Places to visit to see autumn colour

Recommended places to visit to admire the fiery colour palette of autumn.

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Places to visit to see autumn colour

Recommended places to visit to admire the fiery colour palette of autumn.

The blaze of colour that autumn brings is a delight and it's worth venturing outside to see it, whatever the weather. Here, head gardener Mat Reese suggests some of his favourite places to visit to see the seasons colours at their best. 

Expert tips for growing apples

Head gardener at Gravetye Manor, Tom Coward gives his top tips for growing apples. 

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Top tips for growing apples

Head gardener at Gravetye Manor, Tom Coward gives his top tips for growing apples. 

The Orchard at Gravetye Manor dates back to the 1890s when the charismatic garden writer William Robinson first moved to Gravetye. The sheltered, two-acre, south-facing slope is quite protected from frosts and cold winds and warms up in the summer to ripen some amazing fruit. Here head gardener Tom Coward gives his top tips for growing apples.

 

 

 

 

Growing liquorice in West Yorkshire

Pontefract in West Yorkshire was once a centre of liquorice cultivation. Now Robert and Heather Copley are growing it once more on their farm. 

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Liquorice growing

Pontefract in West Yorkshire was once a centre of liquorice cultivation. Now Robert and Heather Copley are growing it once more on their farm. 

Robert and Heather Copley are growing liquorice root on their farm near Pontefract. If you eat the root straight from the ground and chew it slowly, a fresh taste somewhere between sweetness and salt emerges.

Expert tips for designing a meadow

Garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair gives his advice and tips for designing a meadow. 

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Expert tips for designing a meadow

Garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair gives his advice and tips for designing a meadow. 

Everybody loves the romantic idea of a meadow – running freely through long grasses and waving cornfield flora, possibly wearing a loose shift of broderie anglaise, before throwing yourself down in a field and chewing on a grassy stem while watching grasshoppers hop and crickets chirp. Perhaps in the distance you can see the weary (though ruggedly handsome) farmhand plodding home with scythe on shoulder and empty cider flaggon bumping against his moleskinned hip. Sounds marvellous, doesn’t it?

Design ideas for ponds and pools in the garden

The September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated is a water in the garden special and includes ideas for adding a pond or pool to your garden design. Here you'll find inspiration from three designer gardens. 

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Design ideas for pools and ponds

The September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated is a water in the garden special and includes ideas for adding a pond or pool to your garden design. Here you'll find inspiration from three designer gardens. 

Water is and asset in any garden, but whether you want somewhere to swim, a natural pond or reflective pool you'll need hardscaping to match. Here are the best design ideas for every space. 

 

Five key points for designing a pool garden from Dutch designer Bart Hoes

Autumn plant fairs 2017

Our round-up of the best autumn plant fairs to find quality plants, shrubs and trees.

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Autumn plant fairs

Our round-up of the best autumn plant fairs to find quality plants, shrubs and trees.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant shrubs, trees and hardy perennials. Check out our round-up of the best autumn plant festivals for the best choice of plants

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