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We love August • August often gets a bit of bad press – the excitement of midsummer is over, the lawns and fields are a bit parched and many gardens are looking a little careworn, as if suffering from a hangover after a hard night. This is grossly unfair as August is a month made for bold colours, with annuals at their best and all those exotics soaking up the sunshine. Ignore the lawns – they will recover – and, instead, concentrate on colour. Let the crimsons cascade, the oranges overfow, the pinks preen, the blues bop and the yellows yell.
Expert’s choice Sunflowers • With a multitude of colours and heights, there’s a sunflower or ten for everyone, says Graham Rice
The Full Monty • Monty shares lessons learnt from a beautiful, drought-tolerant Grecian garden on how we can adapt to the challenges of climate change
Have your say • The view from your side of the fence
Clippings • Our roundup of the latest gardening news and views, with help from our reader takeover team
Meet the readers • Our reader takeover group helped to choose and write this month’s news stories and were keen to highlight a range of environmental issues.
My gardening world Raymond Blanc
News in brief
Serene sanctuary • Give your wellbeing a boost at Helmsley Walled Garden in North Yorkshire, one of your 2 for 1 gardens to visit in 2021
2 for 1 gardens to visit nearby
GRASSES for all gardens • With their many characteristics adding extra dimensions to the landscape, Carol explains why every garden should make room for grasses
Carol’s 6 favourite grasses
How to use grasses
Hot pots for sunny spots • Arit Anderson shares how to combine stylish displays that love basking in the sun
Planting up your summer container
Your veg questions answered • To help you enjoy your best-ever harvests, Monty answers burning questions on homegrown success, posted by readers on our social media channels
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10 REAL GARDENS Ideas to steal • Gardens of the Year finalists have provided lots of inspiration over the years – our reader takeover group picked their favourite design solutions for you to try
Meet the readers
Where do I start? • New to gardening and don’t really know where to begin? Our reader takeover group asked Alan Titchmarsh to share his no-fuss wisdom to get you on the right track
3 steps to get started
Meet the readers
Feasts of the season • Not sure what to do with all your homegrown harvests? Chef Gill Meller suggest fresh, easy and irresistible ways to make best use of your fruit and veg
Tomatoes on toast with olive oil, mint and lovage
Fall for fruit
Frozen raspberry parfait
A-Z of house plants • Bring some calm energy and tranquillity into your home with a peace lily
PART TWO Weeds PROBLEM SOLVING the natural way • Alan shares his most effective organic techniques for removing and preventing unwanted weeds