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Unknown yellow dahlia
Plants

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

Apple Day feast c. Andrew Montgomery
Gardens

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
Gardens

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.

Jacques Amand bulb offer
Plants

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

Apple Day c. William Shaw
Gardens

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.

Rockfish wellies
Gardens

Enter our competition to win one of six pairs of wellington boots from British welly company Rockfish. Winners can then choose which style they want from their new 2014/2015 collection

Free Issue Friday

Enjoy a digital edition of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED in time for the weekend. For ONE DAY ONLY - that’s today 19/9/14 - we are giving away our February 2014 Issue for FREE.

Sticky Wicket nectar garden c. Jason Ingram
Plants

Wild About Gardens Week - here's 9 tips to help make your garden more wildlife friendly. Even the smallest corner of 'happy chaos' will help.

Spiders in the garden
Gardens

Spiders are fascinating creatures that play an essential role in a healthy garden, according to self-confessed bugman Richard Jones.

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