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How to add autumn colour to your garden

How to add autumn colour to your garden

Autumn is a special time in the garden. As the summer flowers start to fade, bright colours make space for autumn's rich, warm colours. The warm colours take centre stage and glow in the low sunlight. Here are a few tips on how to make your garden shine this autumn.


Autumn flowering perennials

Much of the garden starts to look tired in autumn, but some perennials will keep going almost all the way through to winter. Regular deadheading is the key to a long flowering period. These indefatigable perennials will keep colour on your autumn borders.

  • Penstemons will flower from midsummer well into autumn. Deadhead them regularly, but don't cut them back until spring.
  • Sedums have flattened flowerheads which the bees love, and their leaves add colour and texture to the border.
  • Ornamental grasses look their best in autumn, with the low light catching the dried flower plumes. Leave them to stand through winter and cut them down in spring.


Our fantastic range of autumn plants is just what you need to add seasonal colour to your garden. Visit us today!