A reader asks Val Bourne: "We have just visited Westonbirt (pictured) and we loved the Japanese Acers. Are they difficult to grow and where can I buy them?" Read Val's advice.
After a brisk autumn walk, what could be nicer than a long weekend lunch finished off with a pud like this apple and treacly roly poly?
The little owl is small in stature but full of charisma, writes David Chapman.
Filling, warming and a great way to use up all kinds of leftovers - find a soup recipe to tempt you from our collection of recipe. Pictured above, pumpkin soup.
Far from being a time when things wind down at the end of the year, autumn can be the most colourful season and it is one when shrubs excel, if you choose the right ones.
Mushrooms, garlic and spinach are bathed in a cheese sauce and topped off with a cheesy, herby cobbler. Perfect for those autumn weekend lunches.
Online genealogy expert Mark Bayley looks at census records and what we can find out from these important population records.
Autumn lawn care
Autumn is a great time to give your lawn a pick-me-up and to ensure that it is in the best possible shape to survive the winter.
Do you remember Alf Tupper?
Novelist Tom McNab recalls the comics of his youth, a world peopled by the Cannonball Kidd and Baldy Hogan, Alf Tupper and Rockfist Rogan.
Roast loin of venison with butternut squash
Girolles and roast treviso complete this autumnal dish.
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