Make the most of your garden in Autumn

My Name is Jess, I am a professional Garden Designer based in Eastington.

My husband and I moved to the village in 2018 with our two dogs. We have always loved getting our copy of the Eastington Community News, and I am thrilled to be adding a regular garden feature.

This time of year can be a spectacular time in the garden;

● Late flowering perennials and grasses are taking centre stage, with leaves on the trees creating an incredible show,

● October is still a great time to plant new perennials giving them time to settle their roots before winter,

● And, you can start to think ahead to Spring and plant your Spring flowering bulbs (you still have time to buy them if you haven’t yet!)


If you are sat feeling that your garden doesn’t have much going on right now, I have five plants that you can use in your garden to create a fantastic Autumn show;

If you have space:

1. Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ – a narrowly conical medium-sized deciduous tree with glossy dark green leaves, that colour well in autumn. Abundant clusters of white flowers in spring

2. Hydrnagea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (PBR) a robust spreading plant with dense clusters of long-lasting flowers that emerge mid-summer in lime green, fade to cream and finally turn shades of deep pink in autumn.

3. Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feathergrass) clumps of hair-fine foliage wave an endless display of silver-green flower heads, each seed tipped with a long silky filament

4. Anemone × hybrida ‘Königin Charlotte’ a very special late summer perennial. Grows to 60-90cm. Flowers from August until as late as November.

5. Aster x frikatii ‘Monch’ the best Michaelmas Daisy for long display and sheer beauty

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Jessica Holcombe Garden Design