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Nerines give a fabulous splash of colour as we head into Autumn. Their lily-like flowers are in various shades of bright pink to crimson. The leaves appear after the flowers. Their preferred spot is at the base of a West or South facing wall in full sun. They grow from bulbs which should be planted […] (Read more)
Asters (Michaelmas daisies) are a genus of perennials which flower through September and October. The provide lovely Autumn colour when many other plants are giving up for the year. They have daisy-like flowers in blues, pinks and white in a variety of sizes. They are easy to grow but older varieties can be prone to […] (Read more)
Also known as Schizostylis coccinea or River Lily this semi-evergreen perennial flowers from late summer to late autumn. It grows to about 60cm tall and likes a sheltered. sunny spot with moist but well-drained soil. To prolong flowering dead-head regularly. As well as the more usually seen red flowers they are also available in pale […] (Read more)
October – season of mellow fruitfulness October is often a mild month but it can change quickly with the occasional frost by the end. It is a good idea to get tender plants ready to be brought under cover at short notice. Pelargoniums can get mouldy very quickly so when you repot them to bring […] (Read more)