It’s autumn and we are surrounded by fantastic colour in foliage. Every season has elements that make it wonderful, but autumn is really something special. Colour is the key ingredient and plants that offer exciting or attractive colour effects through their foliage are essential elements in creating a garden that is outstanding now.
Add this to the fact that autumn is an ideal planting time with the soil is still warm and workable – autumn planting is usually more successful than at any other time of year. Take a look at our Great Autumn Clear Up checklist for things to do in the garden.
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Bulbs now in stock at Orchard Park
We have a great selection of spring flowering bulbs now in! That’s what you need to plant autumn and early winter to give something to look forward to in the spring. The early bird gets the pick of the terrific selection available and, of course, the best quality, so buy your bulbs NOW even if you don’t plant them straight away; they will keep happily in a shed or somewhere out of direct sunlight until you are ready!
There are so many types to choose from – daffodils needn’t just be yellow trumpets. Choose from pure whites, creams, beigey pinks and bicolours. Tall and short to suit borders and pots. Bulbs are amazing things containing everything for the plant to sprout and flower at the right time. If you cut a bulb in half you can easily see how the fat bulb scales protect the fully formed flower bud at its heart. You can plant any time up to the end of November – just make sure the bulbs get 6 weeks before the soil gets too wet or freezes to grow and make roots.