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Late summer border design by Andrea Brunsendorf
Design, Plants

Spinning the colour wheel – This bold design for a late summer border by gardener Andrea Brunsendorf uses tried and trusted plants that will keep the show going until the first frosts.


Holbrook Gardens, Devon

Visited Holbrook Gardens, near Tiverton in Devon at the weekend. Gardened by Martin Hughes-Jones and Susan Proud, this innovative garden takes its inspiration from natural plant communities…

Blog by deputy editor, Sorrel Everton

People and Plants short course

The Open University, the RHS and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have teamed up to create a short course on botany. Enrol today and keep yourself busy and entertained over the winter months.

Nerine 'Harlequin'

Each month in the magazine nurseryman Bob Brown selects nine desirable plants. Although summer may have faded, Bob knows of a few outstanding plants that are still looking their best.

Design for Future Cities Garden

The Prince of Wales has put his name to a new 12-day event being hosted this month in the rarely seen gardens at his official London residence, Clarence House.

Aster 'Little Carlow'

Each month in the magazine, plantsman Bob Brown suggests nine plants to keep your garden looking its best. In September he focuses on plants with cheerful hues to stop your border from fading away as summer creeps into autumn.   



Spring border design by Sarah Price
Design, Plants

Essence of spring - Garden designer Sarah Price blends creams, pale yellows and rich purples to create a sensational border from winter to early summer

Allan Pollok-Morris

A collecton of images by photographer Allan Pollok-Morris' from his book 'Close', published by Northfield Editions, priced £34.99

Border design by Julie Toll using mainly annuals
Design, Plants

Bright & Beautiful – designer Julie Toll plants a border mainly of annuals grown from seed to give you a sensational display of flowers all summer long – and save money, too.

Ideas for planting stylish pots

Looking for ideas for stylish pots? Juliet Roberts looks at what leading designers and gardeners put together for a charity event at the Garden Museum.

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