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. 


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. 

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. 

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.  

Sarah Raven tulip collections

Sarah Raven has put together her best, top-size, absolute favourite tulips in three beautiful collections. and you can order your bulbs now at a Gardens Illustrated reader discount of £5.


Known as African lily or lily of the Nile, architectural agapanthus work well in schemes large and small. In the August issue, horticulturist Andy McIndoe gives his advice on some of the best ones to grow. Here, you can view a gallery of his selection. Photos by Dianna Jazwinski.

Festina Lente late summer planting c. Maayke de Ridder

Esther Schonenberg of Dutch nursery Festina Lente gives her advice on creating a long season of colour in the garden

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