Autumn Joys

I love this time of the year.  The kids are back to school, grapes are ripe, the air is cooler and the leaves are starting to turn, closing down in readiness for the winter to come.  However, there is still life in the garden…  it is at this stage of the year that some real beauties start performing. Have a look at a few of my favourites below. Keep scrolling to find the problems I can help you resolve at this time of year and special offer:

Sedum ‘herbsfraude’

Sedum 'Herbsfraude'

Sedum 'Herbsfraude'

All throughout the summer the sedums have been quietly busying themselves with growing and then, come early autumn, they flower pastel pink though red to brown. They are really easy to grow, make great fillers planted in large clumps, several groupings or simply in a line. The insects love sedums and they last in the vase!  

Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert'

Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert'

Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert'

As the sun lowers on the horizon, these wonderful elegant ‘Japanese’ Anemone glow in the lengthening shadows.  Their neat white flowers are loved by insects and flower well into October.  They are beautiful and useful as they can be grown in an awkward north/easterly position.  Originally from China the anemones were loved so much by the Japanese that the name stuck.

Nerine Bowdenii

Nerine Bowdenii

Nerine Bowdenii

When there are no leaves left on the trees, these guys are still going strong until well into November… and wow what a colour!  These tall trumpets like their own space and plenty of light.  They also are great for cutting.

Crocus Speciosus 'Artibir'

Crocus Speciosus 'Artibir'

Crocus Speciosus 'Artibir'

I am not wild about mowing lawns, so these autumn flowering crocuses work well with my longer uncut autumn grass, which by the time they pop up has hopefully slowed down growing.  They appear when the ground cools and dampens, flowering well into October and are a welcome site under a tree, in a bed or lawn.  


Now is a great time to start planning your garden. 

You may:

- be fed up with overgrown unsightly areas

- wishing your garden would be interesting all year round

- have an awkward garden area and struggle to envision what would work in it

- have a big occasion next year which means your garden needs to look amazing in readiness for it

- know your garden could give you so much more joy and pleasure but you need expert help to make it happen

I am currently taking October bookings for my complimentary garden consultation.  Get in touch and lets see what we can do to transform your garden. 

Projects commissioned by the end of October 2017 will be subject to a lovely discount!

For more information please get in touch