If you have an area of the garden you want to improve then September, October and November are the best months to prepare and plant. The lower temperatures mean that plants are putting on less growth, and the soil is usually holding some moisture – which means far less water is needed to get the area established.
You can plant trees, roses (new season roses come in during October/November), shrubs, perennials, fruit, bulbs and autumn bedding plants – in colour schemes, according to the conditions in your garden or simply by choosing plants which appeal to you. We have lots of inspiration in-store – including planting lists for clay, coastal, damp shade, dry shade and hot & dry conditions.
There are also lists of ground cover plants and those which will attract bees and pollinators.
Looking good at the moment are our Perrywood Grown Heucheras – tough plants which tolerate semi-shade and dry conditions, and which provide vivid foliage right through the winter.
Many of the gardening accessories you need to get planting this Autumn can be found in our new web shop.