Autumn is a great time to visit the gardens at Audley End. The trees, many which date back from the late 18th century, are a spectacular sight of yellows, oranges, reds and bronze. The 10-strong gardening team are lead by head gardener Alan North who spoke to Tony Fisher about the work maintaining the grounds.

As we move into autumn, the growing season slows down and it is time to pick the crops which have been growing all summer. It is a favourite time of the year for Bayer Garden’s Consumer Advisor, Anita Dent who took Ken Crowther for a wander around the garden.

For an instant display autumn-flowering colchicums are hard to beat with their simple growing instructions. These season popular bulbs produced their flowers in autumn, but do not produce leaves until the spring as Adam Pasco explained.