Nature’s Time to Plant – Autumn Colour for your Garden
With the changing of the leaves and the cool breeze in the air, now is the perfect time to revel in the beauty of autumn in your garden. As part of the ‘Love Your Autumn Garden’ campaign, British Garden Centres has everything you need to create a breathtaking and blooming outdoor space with a variety of plants that thrive during the season. In this blog, we will delve into some of the best plants available in your local store right now to enhance your garden during the autumn months.
Ravishing Rudbeckias: A Burst of Warmth
Black-eyed Susans, also known as Rudbeckias, are a popular and sunny option for autumn gardens. These flowers have daisy-like petals in shades of yellow or orange with a central dark spot, bringing instant brightness to any area. They're perfect for autumn planting because they can handle cooler temperatures. Not only do they add warmth to your garden, but they also attract butterflies and other helpful pollinators.
Captivating Chrysanthemums: Unleashing an Explosion of Colour
Mums, or Chrysanthemums, are a popular addition to autumn gardens. These perennials come in a variety of colours, such as yellow, red, purple, and white, making them a versatile choice for creating stunning floral arrangements. They can withstand colder temperatures and can be planted in beds or containers, effortlessly brightening up your garden with bright and vibrant colourways.
Striking Japanese Maples: Fantastic foliage
Japanese Maples are well-known for their breathtaking foliage that displays a stunning show during the autumn season. With leaves transforming into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, these trees create an awe-inspiring sight. Whether you decide to go for a weeping or upright variety, Japanese Maples will undoubtedly become the main attraction of your garden, imparting grace and allure and elegance.
Enchanting Ornamental Grasses: Adding Texture and Movement
Ornamental grasses are an excellent choice to introduce texture and movement to your autumn garden. With their feathery plumes and graceful arching stems, these grasses create a mesmerizing effect as they sway in the wind. Choose varieties such as Miscanthus or Panicum to achieve a stunning visual impact while adding a touch of whimsy to your outdoor space.
Delightful Dianthus: Fragrance and Beauty Combined
Dianthus, also known as "pinks," are a delightful choice for your autumn garden. The delicate, small stunning flowers in shades of red, pink, and white not only add beauty but also emit a sweet aroma that will awaken your senses as you stroll through your garden. Additionally, Dianthus can attract beneficial insects, so it's a wise choice for enhancing your garden's ecosystem in the autumn months.
Alluring Asters: Autumn beauty
In autumn gardens, asters are a must-have for late colour. They offer a stunning range of shades such as purple, pink, and blue. With their daisy-like flowers, they add an elegant touch to your outdoor area. Asters are simple to grow and can be cut to create beautiful floral arrangements, bringing the autumn beauty indoors.
Clusters of Cyclamen: Small Cups of Cheer
Looking to add a touch of beauty to your autumn garden? Cyclamens are the perfect choice! With an abundance of cupped buds, these plants stay vibrant throughout the cooler months. Mini Cyclamens are great for containers or hanging baskets, available in a range of bright hues like red, purple, and white. Their unique leaf patterns make Cyclamens a stunning addition to any autumn garden.
Bountiful Pansy and Viola: Autumnal Staples
Autumn gardens can be brought to life with the addition of pansies and violas. These stunning flowers offer a variety of shades and patterns that will surely catch the eye of anyone who sees them. Their abundant blooms will bring joy to your planters and hanging baskets throughout the cooler months of the year.
Seductive Sedums: A Bounty of Beauty
Sedum is a true gem in the garden, providing a burst of soft pink colour in the late summer and autumn. With its star-shaped flowers, it's a magnet for pollinators, bringing new life to your garden. And even when the season changes, Sedum continues to shine with its captivating seed heads, adding a touch of winter magic to your outdoor space. Choose from a variety of palettes and types to make your garden truly beautiful. Give your garden the gift of Sedum and watch it come to life.