There’s plenty of colour
in this issue, which is perfectly right and fitting for October. Our interiors story Inspired by Autumn (page 40) takes the russets, reds and yellows of the landscape and brings them indoors in decorating schemes and craft projects, while designer Tom Stuart-smith’s garden (page 132) and that of Poole Cottage in the Wye Valley (page 118) are fabulous examples of how stunning late-summer planting can be. Aside from bringing pleasure, gardens, it has long been recognised, can help heal those suffering from trauma or with mental health issues. So, too, can farming – Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children, has been proving this for years. On page 90, we feature Jamie Feilden’s Wiltshire farm, where disadvantaged young people gain support and grow in confidence while caring for animals and acquiring rural skills. I hope it inspires you.