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New and recent introductions make colourful cosmos as brilliant in the garden as in the vase. In the September 2017 issue of Gardens Illustrated, plantsman Graham Rice chooses his favourite cosmos. Here you can enjoy a gallery of his selection. Photos by Jason Ingram.

Savoury sweetcorn pudding

Savoury sweetcorn pudding may sound odd, but eaten alongside a dish of grilled peppers or roasted tomatoes, it makes a great vegetarian main course. Jojo Tulloh shares her recipe. 

Autumn plant fairs

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

Five tips for a sloping site

Garden designer Ann-Marie Powell has transformed a sloping site in West Sussex to connect it to the hills beyond. Here, she gives her tips for designing a garden on a sloping site.

Letters to a Beekeeper

Our book of the month is Letters to a Beekeeper by gardener Alys Fowler and beekeeping expert Steve Benbow. Here you can read the review.  

September plants for a late-summer glow

Head gardener Mat Reese's favourite plants for the garden in September. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Making an entrance with container displays

Head gardener Thomas Unterdorfer regularly changes the mix of pots that greet him each morning. Here he gives his plant advice and growing tips for making an entrance with container displays. 

Topiary at Whitburgh House

Hedging and topiary can bring structure and interest to your garden and can work well alongside contemporary or traditional planting. Here we look at some more contemporary ideas from Whitburgh House in Scotland.

How to plant Gypsophila Elegans

On the cover of the September issue you'll find a packet of Gypsophila elegans 'Kermesina'*. Here we explain how to plant your free seeds.  

Lianne Pot's prairie-style garden, the Netherlands c. Robert Mabic

Planting expert Noel Kingsbury considers what it takes to grow a North American-style meadow garden in Europe. 

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