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Planting hellebores

Gardeners' World

Autumn may be here, but it's also time to plan for spring. Monty adds spring colour to his shade garden, Carol plants tulips and winter bedding, while Joe adds ground cover to his family garden.

Carol Klein

Carol Klein

Monty Don

Monty Don

Joe Swift

Joe Swift

Sarah Raven

Sarah Raven

Step-by-step techniques from the programme

Autumn potted acers Autumn potted acers
Pefect for a livening up a quiet, shady spot, Joe shows you how to grow acers in containers.
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Plants Featured

Planting spring bulbs
Autumn inspiration

Expert tips

Carol Klein

Spring colour

If you're planting wallflowers, trim their roots lightly before you plant them. A quick trim with a pair of scissors will encourage them to grow, and produce more flowers in the spring.

Gardens visited

Hergest Croft Gardens
  • Hergest Croft Gardens
  • Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG
  • Tel: 01544 230160
  • Website:

RHS partner gardens

As well as their own four gardens, the RHS is partnered with over 100 other beautiful gardens throughout the UK. All are open to visit, and are free to RHS members. Click here to find a garden in your area.

Gardeners' World's hottest chillies

Over the course of this year, Gardeners' World has grown a variety of chillies to find the fieriest fruits. The chillies were all tested at Warwick Horticulture Research International (HRI) and the results are shown below.

The hottest chillies

  1. Chilli 'Dorset Naga', 1598227 SHU
  2. Chilli 'Caribbean Red Hot', 530283 SHU
  3. Chilli 'Orange Habanero', 487672 SHU
  4. Chilli 'Fiesta' (grown outdoors), 286185 SHU
  5. Chilli 'Scotch Bonnet', 265054 SHU
  6. Chilli 'Apache', 103282 SHU
  7. Chilli 'Fiesta' (grown indoors), 102328 SHU
  8. Chilli 'Paper Lantern', 85486 SHU
  9. Chilli 'Adorno', 67726 SHU
  10. Chilli 'Etna', 65937 SHU

SHU - Scovile Heat Units

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