BBC Gardeners' World

BBC Gardeners' World September 2020

Gardeners' World Magazine is the authoritative voice in gardening, the clear market-leader since it launched in 1991. The award-winning editorial includes topical, practical advice in the readers' favourite 'what to do now' section, and regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. Packed with fresh ideas and clear advice - the innovative approach offers creative, practical and problem-solving solutions to all keen gardeners.

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Our gardens in September are a little like that moment in a great party (remember those?), when everyone’s kicked off their shoes but are still up for a dance! We’re winding down, but not running out of steam. And while our flowers keep throwing the best shapes, it means September gardening gives us the best of both worlds – with summer’s pomp still strutting, yet all the excitement of a new season ahead of us. This moment of peak glut and glamorous flowers has also the irresistible lure of box-fresh bulbs, seductive seed packs and cooler days for long-term planting. But if you do nothing else this month (perhaps your party has already peaked?) then go big on bulbs! They’re every gardener’s friend, delivering a big impact from such a modest…

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we love september

STAR OF THE MONTH Clematis ‘My Angel’ Everybody with any kind of space should grow at least one clematis – they are pretty easy and come in just about every colour and any size. This photograph beautifully showcases the three ages of clematis. The bud, all plump and eager, is like a small child on its first day at school (those plum-coloured casings would make an excellent blazer colour). Then we have the velvety flower, glossy and glorious in its pomp with pert anthers and saucy sepals. Finally, we have the seedhead, which, in this case, is all fluffy and silvered like a warm grandmother crocheting a blanket. Fast growing, so needs space. Good on a wall or pergola but will also work scrambling through shrubs. Height x Spread 3m x 1.5m “September days are here. With…

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expert’s choice single dahlias

From when we first pick flowers, crawling across the weedy lawn on our hands and knees, daisies grab our attention. With well over 32,000 species, daisies vie with orchids to be the largest plant family of all and the classic daisy flower – a golden centre surrounded by ray-like petals – is instantly recognisable, even before we can walk. But with dahlias, the majority of varieties that we grow have abandoned that simplicity in favour of double flowers that have more impact but usually less elegance and which are less instantly appealing to bees – collecting pollen is hard work when the flowers are crowded with petals. And there’s another thing. Double flowers packed with petals are, well, heavy and collect moisture so, after rain, the stems arch over under the weight…

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late summer colour

Jonathan Pearce Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk Favourite plants? The brightly coloured daisy-like flowers of echinacea has to be up there. They add great structure and are always a crowd-pleaser here. Top tip? A good mulch in spring will prevent plants from drying out in the summer. It also helps stop the flowers going over too soon later in the year. Where to look? We are lucky enough to have a garden which peaks in late August/ September. The Millennium Garden designed by Piet Oudolf is 20 years old this year, and still looks as good as when it was first planted. Andy Karavics Scampston Hall Walled Garden, North Yorkshire Favourite plants? Grasses like Molinia caerulea ‘Poul Petersen’, which are striking when they flower in autumn. Top tip? Give the plant the right requirements from the start. Plant it…

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love late summer colour?

Garden visiting update Many UK gardens are now open to visitors, so whether you’re planning day trips from home or a holiday in the UK, be sure to add some garden visits to your itinerary. Q Check before you travel Most gardens have special measures in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including pre-booking and restricted visitor numbers. Opening details for many of the gardens listed in our 2 for 1 Entry Guide have changed since publication, so ensure you contact the garden before you plan your visit. Please note that some gardens also have additional restrictions in place and a few gardens have temporarily suspended use of the 2 for 1 Entry Card. Q Online directory We are unable to keep all the 2 for 1 garden pages of our online…