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Keep feathered friends happy in winter with these pretty but practical feeders
FOR SMALLER BIRDS
Marjolein Bastin hanging feeder
£19.95, CJ Wildlife
0800 731 2820, birdfood.co.uk
Artist Angela Harding now sells tea towels featuring her gorgeous illustrations. Gardens Illustrated readers can take advantage of this special offer and save £3.50 on buying two.
Printmaker and painter Angela Harding – whose images can be seen illustrating our columnist Frank Ronan’s musings each month – has added tea towels to her range, printed with two of her characteristic designs.
Here's a round-up of interesting Great Dixter dates over the next couple of weeks worth noting for your diary - the perfect excuse you need to visit the gardens in their early autumn splendour
Here's a quick round-up of events taking place at Great Dixter over the next couple of weeks. Please note: This year the Dachshund Fun Show does NOT coincide with the Great Dixter Plant Fair.
Even in October there are still plenty of colourful blooms around. Great Dixter's head gardener Fergus Garrett picks out Fuchsia 'Enfant Prodigue' as a useful addition to the early autumn garden – plus 8 other recommendations of plants with interesting blooms, foliage and berries to grow and seasonal places to visit.
Kington Walking Festival celebrates the Herefordshire countryside with a selection of interesting and informative walks led by knowledgeable guides. One of the walks available as part of the festival takes you to the gardens of Hergest Croft and its collection of more than 5,000 rare shrubs and trees.