Although autumn is here and the weather has begun to turn colder and the days are getting shorter, there’s still a lot to see in the garden. Here’s some suggestions for autumn colour from your author’s garden:
- Rudbeckia may be annuals, biennials or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads with yellow or orange rays surrounding a prominent conical disk
- Details ‘Goldsturm’ is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 60cm in height, with erect stems bearing narrowly ovate leaves and dark-eyed, deep yellow flowers to 12cm across
Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’
- Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers
- Details ‘Honorine Jobert’ is an herbaceous perennial with dark, divided leaves and pure white flowers with 6-9 tepals and contrasting yellow stamens
Take a look at the second photo below, as you need to plant the bulbs so they are above the surface of the soil. This is very important or they won’t flower.
- Genus Nerine are summer-dormant, perennial bulbs with erect leafless stems each bearing a terminal umbel of funnel-shaped flowers in autumn, and strap-shaped or linear leaves appearing after the flowers
- Details N. bowdenii is a bulbous perennial to 50cm, with strap-shaped rich green leaves preceded by erect stems bearing umbels of lily-like pink flowers 6-8cm in width, with wavy, recurved segments
Please excuse the leaf litter!!