At this time of the year many gardens start to look drab and dead as the summer flowers are over and the leaves start to fall for autumn. This need not be the case! Plan your garden in advance and ensure that there are plenty of plants which are long flowering to keep some vibrant colours right up until the first frosts.

Some ideas here are from a clients garden we planted up last year; Purple verbena and Erysimums together with the pinky red sedums go well together and are fantastic for attracting butterflies and bees. The bright yellow Rudbeckias and wonderful blue Aster frikartii ‘munch’ are easy to grow and add some energy to an autumn garden.

Go Wild Landscapes garden designer : Andrew Marshall can help you plan the garden now so you have a wonderful garden established for this time next year!