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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...

HaveToWearHeels Fri 30-Aug-13 10:03:37

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.

HaveToWearHeels Fri 30-Aug-13 20:32:52

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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