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Autumn Plant bedding shopping

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The above photo show what fitted into two rear panniers and saddlebag.



Cyclamen ‘Purple Flame’ planted in tub by front door.


A close up of one of violas planted by driveway in the front garden.


Last Saturday after work took small detour on the way home to visit the local Homebase to buy some Autumn colour for the garden. I manage to fit three boxes of mixed violas, a box of cyclamen ‘Purple Flame’, a 15 litre bag of potting compost, a bag of 10 Narcissi ‘Baby Moon’, a bag of 15 Narcissi canaliculatis and bag of 12 Narcissi ‘Jetfire’ into rear panniers and saddlebag.

After about 25 minute cycle ride from Morecambe to Halton, I unloaded my plants and use the potting compost to top up plant tub my the front door and planted the cyclamen in it (It worth spending a little a bit extra on cyclamen to buy larger plants as there better change of plant surviving over Winter months to flower again next year). The Cyclamen will keep flowering until about end of December (It just case of dead heading the flowers once finish flowering) and will another display of colour from this plant tub at end of February from some Narcissi ‘February Gold’ planted in it last year. I decide to plant the three boxes of violas and three bags of Narcissi in the front garden by the driveway. The violas should keep flowering through the Autumn and Winter months into Spring (again it case of just spending minutes each week dead heading the flowers)  and the Narcissi which I planted under the violas should offer some Spring colour from the end of March into May.