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what can i plant for autumn and winter flowering...and

...any veggies i can grow.

bit sad now its turning colder and everythings going to die. what can i plant now to ensure garden has colour.

and can i grow any food?

i think you spend spring and summer doing a lot of work in the garden and then feel that you become redundant for a long period over winter image



  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Swiss chard and kale will grow over winter. If you have bare soil that you want to grow veg in next year, you might think about sowing one of the green manures.
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    filmbuffy a similar question was asked a couple of days ago and you may find it an interesting read.

  • You can buy some lovely plants that have winter berries on, such as cotoneaster, pyracantha, and I am putting in some young mountain ash trees (sorbus) which will have pretty berries on and pretty foliage in the colder months.  There are lovely trees that have good colour in autumn, and there are things which flower in winter such as helleborus, witch hazel, cyclamen, etc.  

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802
    christopher2 wrote (see)
    Wallflowers will be available now plus sweet Williams and stocks. Winter flowering pansies, azaleas, rhododendron, winter flowering heathers, and what about a red/maroon grass-like uncinia? And evergreens shrubs like dwarf hebes and conifers......heck. I could go on and on. Winter can be very colourful

    Wallflowers azaleas and rhodos won't flower until March at the earliest and sweet williams not till June-I thought the question was about autumn/winter colour?

  • Green is a colour image

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

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Green is the colour of my true loves eyes, in the morning, in the morning when we rise. You've started something now - need to find out who sang it !

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