Create your perfect garden

Top tips on hiring garden designers, garden consultants, arboriculturists and tools for getting your garden just the way you want to have it this year

Don’t destroy the ash tree

Let natural selection take its natural course, says Mark Griffiths, this could be an opportunity for the ash treeswhich survive

Roses for the garden

Tom Coward from Gravetye Manor explains his choices when it comes to roses, including the more wild roses of the species

Planting Christmas bulbs

If you haven't done them already, there's still time to get your hyacinth and narcissus paper white bulbs into their pots in a cool, dark room ready for Christmas and…

How to grow quinces

Quinces are fragrant on the tree and can make delicious jelly says Alan Titchmarsh

Use more yellow in your garden

Yellow colours look beautiful in autumn light, and draw the eye wonderfully well in a planting scheme for your garden all year round, says Tom Coward

Visit the best autumn gardens

The National Gardens Scheme has some wonderful gardens open at this time of year, and autumn is a magical time to visit