Although the weather is still warm and summer lingers on, like it or not autumn is around the corner. A little planning is necessary and hard decisions have to be made. You can leave planting out winter bedding a little longer, but the sooner autumn baskets are established, the better. If they are not done by the end of October at the very latest, they will struggle through the winter and not give a decent display until spring.
We encourage customers to have two sets of baskets – they are not expensive. A good plan is to have wicker baskets for the winter as cold winds can burn underplanting. These are fine for summer as well or you can choose the more traditional wire ones. With two sets you can have the new season’s ones well established before changing over.
We have a good selection of attractive plants for your baskets and tubs. Pansies and violas, cyclamen, ferns, grasses and sedums. There are Conifers, Eucalyptus and Cordylines for centrepieces and dot plants; Wallflowers (self-colours or mixed), Bellis, Sweet William, Canterbury Bells and Myosotis (forget-me-nots) for bedding out.