October blooms

Hi I'm looking for knowledge and wisdom. I want to know the best plants to grow for an October posey. Thank you :0))

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,606

    Hello completelybonkers. What a lovely idea. Is it early or late October for your big day? Where do you live/garden?How much space do you have?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    You could grow chrysanthemums to cut in October.

    Woolmans have a good selection.

    http://www.woolmans.com/Chrysanthemums/Hardy-Garden-Mums/#.U1ojEYXRz4g

    You might have to grow mid and late season ones, to give a chance of having some ready at the right time. It will depend on the weather between now and then.

    Cosmos and rudbeckias should still be in flower then.

    Have you a colour scheme in mind?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Dahlias will be in bloom - most are very bright colours, but there are also some lovely pale pastel ones.

    Cosmos definitely - as long as you dead-head ruthlessly through the summer and don't let any of them get as far as setting seed!

    I tried to grow my own gypsophila for my daughter's wedding last year, and it didn't succeed at all image but you might have more success....

    Let us know how you get on!

    Rosie

  • The wedding is early October and although I have a very small garden I am lucky enough to have an allotment, so plenty of space.

    I don't mind what colour the flowers are, they're all beautiful.

    Thanks for the advice so far, been really helpful. :0))
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