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Your autumn/winter planting plans?

FireFire Posts: 17,307
What are you plotting?


  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,004

    Hello Fire. I have neglected this patch for too long after pulling out hydrangea for water reasons some time ago. I am only going to plant to the end of the wall of the stair landing on the sloping bit. It is dry and shaded in winter but sheltered by the yew hedge.
    I am thinking stinking irises and Japanese anemones like Honorine de Jobert. Cyclamen hederifolium has also been suggested if it withstands minus temps in winter (not that we get many nowadays). Want to do it fairly cheaply. So, illnesses permitting I will start clearing as soon as the heat goes down.

    What about you?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,988
    That looks the perfect spot for Cyclamen hederifolium 👍 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,419
    My plan is to wait and see what survives the drought and take it from there.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,988
    Similar here @B3 … although I will be sowing some Aquadulce broad beans at the end of October. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,002
    I have an area under some shrubs that i always seem to be weeding.
    I intend to underplant with some groundcover plants, such as Ajuga. Any other low growing spreaders that i can find too.
    Sunny Dundee
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 1,048
    I'm going to plant more fruit (thornless blackberries, tayberries and similar). Theyndidnt need much water this year down the allotmemt but if I am going to have to water it for the next couple of years until it's established, I'd quite like a reward for the hard work.

    The rest of the time I'll be trying to improve the soil so it copes better with these dry periods.
  • didywdidyw Posts: 3,186
    The small pond we inherited with a too-big water lily in it has a leak in the lining (hard, brittle) so it has dried up.  Autumn plans are to get rid of the water lily, preserve the gunge at the bottom, put in some new liner, replace the gunge, fill from the water butt.
    Gardening in East Suffolk on dry sandy soil.
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,623
    I'll be digging out a Cirsium rivulare from the back garden and, if I can't find a new home for it, it'll be going on the compost heap. Nice flowers, loved by bees, but takes up far too much room with big scruffy foliage for most of the year. This is already it's second position in our garden but I'm afraid it's now lost it's appeal.

    I'll replace it with an Astrantia major from the front garden. It flowers well at the front due to the residual moisture in early season but the soil is too well-drained here and it soon flops without constant watering so it's to the back garden it goes (again!).

    The resulting gap at the front (next to Anthemis EC Buxton) will probably be filled up with Lavender or Agastache (or both).
    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,988
    Snap! @didyw ... our pond has a leak and has dried up ... although in our case I've a feeling it's either herons' beaks or magpies who take the muddy roots of the marginal plants to make a 'sort of lining' for their nest.  So this autumn we'll be doing the same as you ... if there's any water left in East Anglia by then ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586
    No plans that far ahead. Anything in a pot still flowering,has been put under the eucalyptus in the shade to save on watering. After the late frost last year,I determined this year I wasn't buying plug plants and potting on twice. I stuck to that. I do have a few plants to go in, but Im not even bothering to do that yet. We're taking the grandkids to White stable next week for a couple of nights. Daughter and bloke NOT gardeners, trying to keep it simple.
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