Autumn Garden Notes

As the temperature falls and the clocks go back, there is still plenty you can
do in the garden…

Plant Hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’ to establish itself for next yearWe are one of the few nurseries in the UK to have good sized plants of the Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2018.  This hydrangea repeat-flowers from early summer right through to autumn. Up to now, hydrangeas had only one flower per stem; Runaway Bride is different having half a dozen white lace-cap flowers per stem in a slightly arching form – making it perfect for containers and borders in sun or semi-shade. 

Now is also the perfect time to plant up your containers for the winter and spring. We have a good range of bulbs – this cooler weather is perfect for tulip bulb planting – and we have lovely cheerful violas and pansies, winter heathers, hellebores and cyclamen to complete the picture. Why not do something slightly different this year?  How about planting hardy evergreen ferns and Meuhlenbeckia along with white-flowered cyclamen or hellebores, underplanted with white or cream tulips and narcissus.  This gives a fresh and contemporary look, particularly in our stylish grey containers. And if you manage nothing else this season in the Garden, plant Colchicum (Autumn flowering crocus), these look incredibly beautiful when planted in the grass under trees and are worth the (very!) minimal effort.

Visit our Plant Terrace for more inspiration and our picks of the season. Be sure to ask one of our Gardener’s if you need a bit of steer on how to make your Garden look great in every season.