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Best plants to buy in Autumn

gtaseangtasean Posts: 4
I'm a bit new to gardening and this will be my first Autumn where I've had quite a keen interest in to it.

I was just wondering if I could get some suggestions on some "easy to maintain" small flowering plants that I can place in some pots (small'ish) which I currently have some bedding plants in (daisies, marigolds etc), as once they start to die off, I'd like to keep some pretty colours going through the Autumn and even Winter if possible.


  • B3B3 Posts: 24,435
    Pansies or violas or primulas
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,158
    Bellis daisies perhaps ? 
  • Polyanthus, dianthus, heather, primula, cyclamen. Small specimens of ferns, euonymus, ivy.
    Add some dwarf daffodils such as Tete a Tete to give you added interest in Spring.
    A good Garden Centre should offer a very wide range of Autumn into Winter bedding plants now. If in doubt about growth, ask for the Plant Manager for further advice.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,337
    You should see wallflowers in the shops in early autumn.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • gtaseangtasean Posts: 4
    Thanks for the suggestions :)

    I shall be going to the garden centre next month (to also pick up a cherry blossom tree), so I will look for those mentioned at the same time too :)
  •  Look out for a variety of wallflowers called 'Sugar Rush' They will flower in Autumn and again in Spring.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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