The Plant Area In Autumn
Over 90% of our plants are British grown
Our Plant Area Staff
Terry, Stewart and Chris are happy to help and advise you to create your perfect outdoor space. They have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in everything horticultural.
Jobs for November
Last chance to mow lawns before winter
Rake up fallen leaves from lawns and beds
plant out winter bedding
Plant out winter flowering shrubs
insulate outdoor containers
apply grease bands around fruit trees to prevent moth damage
contiue to feed birds
Raise pots off the ground with bricks or pot feet to prevent waterlogging
Lift parsnips after the first frost
Plant of the Month
Berberis Silver Bells
Tough and hardy shrub producing spectacular orange, yellow or red foliage in Autumn. Lovely white and green foliage with delicate pink buds opening to reveal beautiful white flowers in spring which will attract bees to the garden.
Will grow in sun or partial shade, no pruning required except to remove old stems at the base to keep a tidy appearance.
Top Picks From Our Plant Area This Autumn:
Prunus Foliage-Ornamental Cherries
Glorious colour change in autumn of the valuable spring flowering cherries. Native to japan, many have been bred to grow into weeping, slender, large and small magnificent trees. Will grow in most soils.
Compact varieties like prunus snow shower to huge trees like prunus kanzan. All have great autumn foliage from butter yellow to brilliant reds.
Valuable shrub for late autumn and winter time, for their small clusters of purple berries held on slender twig like growth. Berries are persistent and only rarely eaten except in very cold winters.
Easy shrub to grow - fine in most soils in sun to dappled shade.
Height approximately 1.8m x 1.8m in 10 years. No pruning except for removing years of old growth.
Callicarpa Bod 'Profusion'
Common name - Plumbago.
Woody perennial producing spike like blue flowers in late summer/autumn on green leaves. Leaves turning a brilliant orange/yellow in October.
Low growing, spreading with underground shoots.
Likes sun in well drained soil, used in pots, front gardens and alpine troughs.
Cotinus Royal Purple
Handsome shrub in summer with it's claret coloured leaves, topped by profusions of pannade like flowers making a smoke screen- hence the common name 'smoke bush'.
In autumn the leaves develop a multitude of colour, yellow to orange and red. Slow to grow at first - will need shaping in the first few years - eventually growing into a medium to large shrub.
Height 2-3 metres.
Likes sun and well-drained soil.
European 'Spindle Tree' due to its wood being grown for the turning or spindle and other wooden artifacts.
Small tree (3-4m) with green foliage in the summer followed by burgundy coloured foliage and poisunous scarlet pink seed capsules and orange seeds.
Euonymus Miss Pinkie