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Autumn in the air


By Scotkat


Windy rainy and now dark nights.

Soon our summer colour will be gone till another season.

Do you re pot containers for winter colour or leave till Summer again.

Thats why I like my pots of changing colour of many heucheras.

Like to here what everyone else likes?

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I`ve been doing mine S`kat, I love Pansies and the Miniature Viola`s so they are always a must and I also use Heathers, Skimmia`s and underplant with spring bulbs...

28 Aug, 2012


Come rain, shine or even 2ft of snow I love my two little dwarf conifers in pots either side of my front door.Thuja orientalis 'Aurea Nana'. Heavy snowfall did snap a couple of branches off one year - but as the 70 year old iron drainpipes and guttering fell down on top of them I think they are doing rather well!.They look stunning in black glazed pots and crushing the leaves slightly gives off their pineapply scent. I've not repotted them yet, just added some fresh compost at the top of the pots :-) Green's better than nothing...but I do have some failsafe pansies and primulas too, like Lincs lass. I bought a winter flowering jasmine so perhaps I'll have some nice yellow flowers to brighten up the winter too :-).

28 Aug, 2012


Most of my pots go under cover to protect them as most of them get emptied as the compost is spent anyway. A few go in the green house to over winter the contents, and 2or3 I plants up with spring bulbs, Primulas and Pansies.

28 Aug, 2012


Tender perennials in pots are taken under cover Scotkat....Dozens of Dahlias are lifted and stored and i concentrate on Narcissi, primulas, Daffs and perhaps a few other bulbs for Spring....:>)

29 Aug, 2012


Interesting question Kath. Today I binned my liners from summer time and bought three little variegated ivies for each basket, to see me through the winter. Wherever possible I like my pots to be permanent planting, as I am too lazy to maintain seasonal ones, but I really love to see seasonal plantings in other people's gardens!

29 Aug, 2012


I change my pots & troughs in autumn & spring. I'll will empty them out during October & put in autumn/winter/spring flowering plants/bulbs. I've been doing that for the 12 years we have lived in this flat. I even did the same on my balconies in Spain!

I always underplant both summer & winter plantings with bulbs! That way I make the best possible use of the tiny amount of space I have!

30 Aug, 2012

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