please help a novice with advice on containers and plants in autumn

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soverylucky Wed 28-Aug-13 12:32:34

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Pootles2010 Wed 28-Aug-13 12:35:55

Watching thread with interest as I'm in similar situation -want nice autumn plants, our garden is all droopy now.

I've loads of things that look wonderful in May/June, but come September its all a bit crap. We're putting house on market so it needs smartening up!

soverylucky Wed 28-Aug-13 13:01:19

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Periwinkle007 Wed 28-Aug-13 19:58:10

I have no idea with gardening either but I would chuck them and replace them with pansies and cyclamen.

soverylucky Wed 28-Aug-13 21:31:58

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Pootles2010 Thu 29-Aug-13 13:54:15

Ha pansies and cyclamen are exactly what i've put in my hanging basket! Great minds indeed...

Yes pansies and cyclamen for this time of year. You could try some small every green shrubs as well which would see you through into the winter.

soverylucky Fri 30-Aug-13 20:08:42

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debbiedlemur Fri 30-Aug-13 20:30:07

Heucheras also look good and they come in different colours too.

Heucheras are pretty, I ahve some lovely deep purple ones. Hebbe are nice evergreens and come in all colours.

cantspel Fri 30-Aug-13 21:36:57

You could add some bulbs like Crocus, Muscari and Dwarf Daffodil. I like Jack Snipe which are white with a yellow centre but there are others if you prefer the traditional yellow daffs.

If you like something trailing down some winter ivy looks nice as well.

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