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Something that looks nice in November?

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MyAngels Thu 10-Oct-13 09:45:55

Ooh yes, I like the idea of a whole corner of the garden. I have a corner that needs sorting out - might be the answer, thanks.

fasterthanthewind Wed 09-Oct-13 14:04:20

A really spectacular Rowan?
How about a whole corner of the garden, with underplanted autumn crocus and cyclamen.
Is such a lovely idea.

MyAngels Wed 09-Oct-13 13:02:20

Many thanks for your replies.

The callicarpa sounds lovely, just need to know if I can find a spot for it. I'm having a love-in with camellias at the moment, I didn't know you can get autumn flowering ones too. Decisions, decisions...

didireallysaythat Tue 08-Oct-13 20:01:50

Maybe top big (although some variants are smaller) but I'd go for
Amelanchier lamarckii. Fantastic orange red, berries for birds and glorious blossom late spring. A very positive plant which seems like a fitting memorial.

fudgelover Mon 07-Oct-13 21:10:03

Callicarpa is a lovely shrub in the winter. The leaves fall off and it's covered in purple berries. I saw one in someones garden while out dog walking. I managed to track it down and I put one in my front garden and get lots of compliments. It grows to about 3 metres high

funnyperson Mon 07-Oct-13 18:50:16

Mahonia Japonica?
You can prune it to be a very pretty little flowering tree- I saw one pruned that way in a little hospital courtyard garden in November: it was very cheering.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 07-Oct-13 18:42:31

There are autumn flowering camellias which can be grown in pots if you don't have the right soil. I bought one for my neighbour a couple of year's ago from here and her Gardener said the other day that she's delighted with it so it must be flowering now.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 07-Oct-13 17:59:29

Rhubarbgarden Mon 07-Oct-13 17:58:31

Not seen this in the flesh, but it looks intriguing and rather beautiful [ Clematis napaulensis]]

Rhubarbgarden Mon 07-Oct-13 17:45:24

How much space do you have? American Oaks are spectacular in late autumn with bright red leaves. Very big trees though.

Somewhat smaller, Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles' is very pretty and starts flowering in November.

MyAngels Mon 07-Oct-13 10:02:33

Now I have my forever garden, I would like to plant something in memory of my first DS, who lived only briefly in November 05.

What kind of shrub would be looking nice at that time of year? Is doesn't necessarily have to be flowering, as looking gloriously autumnal in leaf would be just as appropriate.

Any ideas welcome.

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