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We love October • This is a very plump month: say it loud, October. You can feel the roundness and amplitude in every syllable. It is a month for donning an extra jumper and thinking about crumpets dripping butter. All this fubsiness is appropriate as we are gathering in the last of the harvest and our gardens are settling themselves, like contented cats, into the soil ready for the oncoming winter. Before we go, however, we have the very last of the flowers and, of course, the unalloyed joy of watching the swansong of the leaves as they explode into oranges and scarlets.
Expert’s choice Decorative dahlias • These striking double flowerheads will provide a grand finale to the season, says Graham Rice
FREE Forsythia ‘Mini Gold’ with every fragrant winter-flowering shrub • Brighten up your garden with this vibrant, dwarf forsythia. In spring, branches are smothered with buttery-yellow blooms, followed by green foliage in summer. In autumn, the foliage turns red, orange and yellow before dropping. Compact in habit, it’s ideal for pots and small gardens. Height x Spread 1.2m x 1.2m Flowers March-April
The Full Monty • October gardens may still be full of growth, but it’s the perfect time, says Monty, to lay plans for even better results in 2022
Have your say • The view from your side of the fence
Clippings • Our roundup of the month’s latest gardening news and views
My gardening world JB Gill
News in brief
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Apple of my eye • Monty adores apples and grows 49 varieties at Longmeadow, rich in heritage and flavour. Here he shares how to choose, grow and savour this much-loved fruit, even in the smallest garden
Know your apples
How to plant an apple tree • Now is the best time to plant a tree as the ground is still warm but the tree is dormant so won’t be disturbed.
Colour all year round • In the first of a three-part series, Carol Klein shares the craft of using colour in the garden – this month she explains how to achieve impact in every season
Mix & match • Adam Frost shows how to capture the essence of autumn in containers – both single pots to create stylish groupings and larger ones with ready-matched plant combos
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Where do I start? Autumn planting know-how • For beginner gardeners, getting to grips with the fundamentals can seem daunting. But in this 12-part exclusive series, Alan Titchmarsh will be sharing his wisdom to help you master the skills that really matter. This month, Alan reveals how to get ahead with bare-root plants and bulbs, plus save time and money along the way.
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