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Autumn planting?


By Scotkat

Angus, Scotland Sco

What does everone plant for winter planting as summer shows come to an end.



:) Winter Pansies are always cheerful.

7 Aug, 2008


Sorry meant flowers for the extra splash of winter cheer.

7 Aug, 2008


Pansies in greenhouse starting to come into bloom now.

7 Aug, 2008


Scotkat, I'm not too sure what you mean - do you mean what do we plant when we remove the summer bedding and change what's in our pots etc? If so, I try to ring the changes and plan bulbs at the base ready to take over in the spring, with Cyclamen, Primulas, those wallfowers that flower all winter, Pansies, Ivies, and some grasses too. Is that what you were asking or have I misunderstood?

7 Aug, 2008


You are correct SH

8 Aug, 2008


When is winter?
Last year I had lupins in flower from end april to mid november!
I have one honeysuckle I can put the blooms around the christmas cake!
Asters flower until the first frost. So do schztolsis, crocosmia, canna, hedychium the list goes on.
Ribes laurifolium is fantastic in february and march.

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10 Aug, 2008


I also use ornamental cabbages which I grow from seed.
One packet has lasted me 3yrs with great succes,
Lovely purple and white colours from october through winter into late spring/summer
They are a nice contrast to pansies,primulas etc. and need no maintenance.

10 Aug, 2008

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