Be bold with bedding

Be bold with bedding

This month, Jon Reburn from Coolings has this advice for embracing the season ahead in your garden

After we have enjoyed all the colour of the summer garden, as autumn approaches there is no need for the party to finish.

Now is the time to be bold and extend the enjoyment of our outside spaces by replanting with hardier choices of bedding and patio plant. People often make the mistake of delaying re-planting too long. Take advantage of autumn warmth to really establish later season plants before the cold weather sets in.

Double deck your planting! Bedding above, bulbs below for twice the display next spring.

Winter pansy
Flower power from autumn to spring. Autumn planting ensures good bud formation and better winter flowering.

Vibrant violas
Tough little fellows whose smaller flowers withstand the winter chills.

Fab for adding instant colour in sheltered locations.

Don’t forget to plant them now!

Sweet William

Sweet William
Autumn planting ensures a fragrant spring.


Polyanthus and primrose
All the colours of the rainbow; plant them now to put a spring in your step!

Bold colours that encapsulate the nostalgic feeling of autumn.

Garden Girls heather
A fab recent introduction. Tough as the hills, these garden beauties flower for months.