The month when we treasure any plants which remain in flower and the emphasis moves on to autumn foliage colour.

Aster amellus ‘Veilchenkonigen’ – One of the best cultivars of this group of European asters. Compact, free flowering, with stems that do not “flop”. Superb in early October and later.
Parrotia persica – a compact growing version of a tree renowned for bright autumn foliage. This one is only 80cm tall after five years.
Oxydendron arboreum – An ericaceous shrub which can slowly develop into a small tree. Given acid soil, partial shade and reasonably moisture retentive ground, it is a trouble free addition with vivid red autumn foliage.


Rather a large gap between October and April ! Mainly due to bad health and bad weather

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