Mint-chocolate pelargoniums, truffle hazel trees… Treats for your friends' gardens are just a few taps away

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Throw a few seeds on to a sunny compost heap and you'll have a crop of gourds growing with cartoon-like vigour

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The roses of summer may be fading, but the hedgerows are glowing with rosehips in rich autumn hues

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As autumn moves rapidly into winter, it is time to wrap up this growing season and start preparations for the next

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The glorious week of Indian summer at the end of September was a relief and a tonic. 

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They used to fill him with melancholy, but the scale and depth of colour means that Dan has come to love sunflowers

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As the days begin to darken, it's time to plant the bulbs that will add a splash of colour in the earliest weeks of spring

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Autumn is with us. Do not be tempted to overtidy – instead enjoy the rough and tumble, and do the ground work for the next growing season

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