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What are you most excited about planting in Sept/Oct?

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loveyouradvice Fri 13-Sep-19 18:12:11

Just that really - looking forward to hearing!

My first year - so lots of bulbs and poppy and cornflower seeds

GreenHatHacker Fri 13-Sep-19 19:57:57

Have just redesigned & am in the middle of replanting my garden - so excited about everything! Have a tree & a clematis to plant tomorrow, some ferns on order from Fibrex next week and two bulb orders from Avon Bulbs & Sarah Raven in the pipeline! So looking forward to spring!

BobTheDuvet Fri 13-Sep-19 23:29:51

I have just planted out a load of winter lettuce and rocket. Also, today planted a salad burnet, coriander, thyme, lemon thyme and a new rosemary.

I've also managed to move some things around in a minor way - but I'm excited because I've been wanting to do it for ages. I had an Erigeron karvinskianus (sp?) in a pot which was starting to look very sorry for itself and I've planted that at the front of the front garden and put some succulents and houseleeks in with some lovely stones. grin

I am very much hoping I can get my act together to be able to put some fruit trees in later in the winter!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 14-Sep-19 07:16:49

A holly tree, good for the birds & evergreen. I want winter trailing pansies for my hanging basket too.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 14-Sep-19 12:48:01

I'm sowing a small wildflower meadow. If I can clear all the gravel that's in the way! Some Christmas box is on order and I'm going to look for some bulbs. Still thinking about a gap I have but it's too shady for everything I fancy.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Mon 16-Sep-19 21:09:12

Nearly done:

Wildflower meadow

Spring bulbs; Crocus', daffodils, tulips, bluebells, snowdrops

Allium bulbs





More anemones smile

I need some evergreen or winter colour/interest plants. Still undecided.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Mon 16-Sep-19 21:32:58

I'm googling in bed and just discovered an autumn flowering camellia (rainbow)

I never knew that such a thing existed shock

MonsteraCheeseplant Mon 16-Sep-19 21:38:44

So.... I had a mad moment and bought 100 spring bulbs! Christ. So that includes tulips, snowdrops, crocus and a couple of yellow and orange Iris. That's going to be a lot of planting.

Harrysmummy246 Tue 17-Sep-19 16:44:23

I just sowed annuals on the steep bank (scatter at 3g/sqm)- I hope they'll not just get eaten by pigeons and that they actually fill the space- didn't seem like much to be honest!

I am desperately trying to make time to get all the bulbs I've bought in this month rather than too late like last year (100 wouldn't go far here ) but sadly I've got hedge cutting to finish etc first :*(

Disfordarkchocolate Tue 17-Sep-19 17:14:49

I wish my little wildflower meadow was done @AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet, still levelling the ground and shifting a lot of gravel.

cornstarch Tue 17-Sep-19 17:29:56

I've bought loads of bulbs with white flowers. Aliums, snowdrops, narcissi and tulips.

Callmecordelia Wed 18-Sep-19 06:39:33

I'm going to plant bulbs in my pots. I have successional daffodils planned and I'm over planting with violets. I will also have small pots of crocuses.

Once my thunbergia dies off, I'm going to plant a clematis in its' place on the fence. Probably Prince Charles. The Montana my neighbours have put in is going over the top and back of the fence, so I don't have to find space for anything on that side.

I need a replacement for my low growing campanula - it looks great for two weeks and then dies off looking straggly at the front of the bed. I chopped it back but it didn't really do a second flush, this is its second underwhelming year, I think it's in the wrong place. The replacement needs to be something blue or blue-purple. It's a bit shady and whatever I put in there ideally would trail over a wall. Vinca minor?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Wed 18-Sep-19 12:11:17

I’ve just ordered £60 of bulbs. I could have easily spent double that but thought it might have been slightly ott. I lost bed to extend the drive to fit 3 cars & also lost a bit of lawn widen a bed so that needs some bulbs adding in & the remaining bed needs restocking.

We’re currently in the planning phase of putting some beds in in our back garden too. We just had a patio & lawn laid when we moved in as funds were tight but we both find it dull & have no love for it any more. First up will be a man with a digger though as it desperately needs levelling (we had a water main burst in the garden 5 years ago & the water company didn’t make good the damage very well).

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 18-Sep-19 16:42:13

The ants invaded my new heather planter. I’ll have to buy poison now.

Disfordarkchocolate Wed 18-Sep-19 17:03:21


Where did you get your wildflower meadow seed? I keep changing my mind and I've never bought and seeds online (new gardener).

WellTidy Wed 18-Sep-19 17:06:31

I’ve planted lots of spring bulbs, allium, anemones, ranunculus and a Viburnum Eve Price.

I would like to direct sow some seeds. I’ve bought poppy seeds, but what else can I direct sow now please? Nothing yellow, orange or red, please. White, pink, purple, blue all welcome.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Wed 18-Sep-19 19:51:57

@Disfordarkchocolate I bought the boxes in a garden centre smile

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Sun 22-Sep-19 12:22:49

I'm most excited about these 🙏

LifeOfBox Sun 22-Sep-19 20:38:48

Hellebores, I buy a lot from a third generation local nursery, everything grown there, their hellebores will be ready in two weeks and they have got some unusual varieties.

Disfordarkchocolate Sun 22-Sep-19 20:47:17

Can you recommend any that are truly happy in shade @LifeOfBox. I love hellebores.

LifeOfBox Sun 22-Sep-19 20:55:06

This one has tripled in size in the last year chocolate. I had to move it to the really shady side of my garden as it wasn't happy at all.

Disfordarkchocolate Sun 22-Sep-19 21:02:51

Thanks, @LifeOfBox, I'm fairly new to this gardening. I ordered some Christmas box from that company I'm very much looking forward to.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Mon 23-Sep-19 10:13:18

I planted a hellebore at the weekend @LifeOfBox
I've since read that they're toxic to cats and dogs. Do you know how true this is, and when it says that a plant is toxic to pets, does that mean that they would have to be in contact with the plant? Sorry, I'm completely clueless!

I have a family of homeless cats in our overgrown field behind our house, a dog who visits me daily I share custody of him with my neighbour and one hedgehog, who lives in the hedge near where I planted the hellebore sad

LifeOfBox Mon 23-Sep-19 10:35:49

Yes, they are toxic Always, so are many other plants. They would have to ingest them or chew them.

AlwaysOnAbloodyDiet Mon 23-Sep-19 10:40:36

Thanks @LifeOfBox
I think it's highly unlikely that they would do that!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Sep-19 11:54:23

The only thing I’d avoid for cats is lilies, I just wouldn’t risk it.

LifeOfBox Mon 23-Sep-19 13:09:18

No I wouldn't either Fluffy. I had one beautiful day lily that took three years to flower and flowered in 2019 ... after having my lovely old dog pts a couple of weeks ago I am getting a rescue cat and the day lily has already been binned.

yamadori Mon 23-Sep-19 14:52:29

Conkers grin

And a lot of other different tree seeds too.

TiddleTaddleTat Mon 23-Sep-19 19:51:59

I've also succumbed to beautiful bulbs and bought about 150 in Wilko. Tried to stick to white and yellow colours.
I'm getting ready to create a rockery/alpine garden in the front garden. Tree surgeon coming on Friday to remove a few old crusty conifers and then I'll get started.
Planning some big containers in the back garden to hide a hideous garage. Thinking about planting a winter flowering camellia, hebe, and a few clematis Montana to try and cover asap. And some beautiful anemones.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 27-Sep-19 07:01:42

I know it’s not a plant but I’ve got 10m of everedge lawn edging coming today and seriously it’s like Christmas.

I did a hanging basket with Lidl winter pansies, white and purple so that should look nice.

Beebumble2 Fri 27-Sep-19 09:35:34

I bought two super reduced, replica Victorian, wire basket planters in the summer. I’m now going to remove the trailing geraniums. ( overwinter in the greenhouse) and plant up with pretty violas so I can see them from the dining room windows in the cold winter.

BooseysMom Wed 02-Oct-19 12:31:13

We’re currently in the planning phase of putting some beds in in our back garden too. We just had a patio & lawn laid when we moved in as funds were tight but we both find it dull & have no love for it any more. First up will be a man with a digger though as it desperately needs levelling

I'm in the same position. We have a new-build garden with a turfed back garden on a slope. Under the grass is rubble and clay which is like cement in the summer and a bog in the winter! I regularly say to my lawn, "grass, your days are numbered "! I crave a lovely flowing cottage style garden with pretty paving and beautifully planted borders..all i have so far is a boring lawn and a poorly pear tree in the corner. sad

Oldraver Thu 03-Oct-19 19:19:47

I'm currently working packing bulbs and have decided to indulge

Iris Pauline
Tulip Acuminata Cornuta
Iris Carmen
Nectaroscordum Siculum
Crocus Blue Pearl
Crocus Godilocks

Oldraver Thu 03-Oct-19 19:21:49

* Always* Ive not gone for daffodils and tulips (apart form the Acuminata) as I knw the cat would have a go at the leaves.

The others I looked up in my 'things that will kill the cat'

Oblahdeeoblahdoe Wed 16-Oct-19 00:24:35

I love spring flowers but can anyone tell me what to do with them when they've finished flowering? They always look so messy! Would I be best to just plant bulbs in pots?

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