Plants

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. 

Riverford Autumn and Winter Veg

Enter our competition to win one of 20 copies of Riverford Organic's cook book focusing on seasonal, autumnal veg

Woottens of Wenhaston pelargonium offer

Enjoy your own collection with these offers from pelargonium expert Woottens of Wenhaston. As summer draws to a close you can bring your plants indoors to protect them from frost and enjoy them all year round. Offer closes 31 October 2017.

Plantsman's favourites October

Head gardener Mat Reese fills his borders with long-flowering plants, clean whites and autumn foliage so there is still colour in the garden as the season winds down. Here are his favourite plants for October. Photos by Jason Ingram. 

Species pelargoniums

Plantsman John Hoyland recommends the best species and primary hybrid pelargoniums - with gorgeous pics taken by photographer Diana Jazwinski. 

Top tips for growing apples

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

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. 

Cosmos

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.

Autumn plant fairs

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

September plants for a late-summer glow

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

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