Below are some pictures of Autumn containers we have planted. We normally plant Autumn containers in September and depending on the weather and what we plant, we would normally expect them to last past Christmas. You can view a video of autumn planting on this youtube link Autumn Basket or cut and paste the following URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToiI9rkPOnk
We have to buy our plants from local garden centres, just like most people, and being based on the Isle of Wight, the choice is somewhat limited.
However we are slowly building up our own stock of evergreen plants such as ivy, box, euonymus, bay, pittisporum, heuchera, and hebe etc in various forms. These we use when appropriate in displays all year round and when not in a display we pot them up and propagate from them to increase our stock. These evergreen’s can form the backbone of cold season displays and create their own micro climate by protecting more tender flowering plants from the worst effects of wind and frost.
You can also use permanent topiary displays for the Autumn – see our topiary section.
These are some of our Autumn baskets;
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