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Late summer and autumn flowers from Dobies

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Anenome Pretty Lady Emily. Picture; Dobies

Anemones, Abelia, and Sedum in multi buy offers

Here are some more ideas for late summer/autumn colour to brighten up your garden from Dobies of Devon.

Anemones are always a go-to for designers looking for a late colour boost and they’re one of the few flowers in a pale palette if you’re keen to keep your hues on the muted side (unlike me).

They flower from July to October and have a compact habit which makes them ideal for containers and exposed locations.

Varieties on offer are Pretty Lady Susan, with two-tone pink flowers and yellow centres; pure white Pretty Lady Maria, also with yellow centres, and Pretty Lady Emily with double pink flowers.

They reach a height of 30-40cm, (12-16″) spread 50-60cm, (20-24″) and are supplied as a 2-litre potted plant, £9.99 each, available now. They also come in a multibuy offer, three for £21 or six for £30.

If it’s a perennial shrub you’re after, new Abelia Sunshine Daydream has colourful foliage and scented flowers with a light orange flush which mature into distinctive hues of reds and oranges into autumn.

The white flowers start in June, which stay through to mid-autumn. Easy to grow, it’s good for the middle of the border, giving structure and year round interest.

It remains compact, growing up to 1.2m (4ft), with a spread 1.2m (4ft). It is supplied as a 2-litre potted plant, £9.99 each, available now, also in a multibuy offer, three for £21 or six for £30.

If it’s ground cover you need then new Sedum Sunsparkler Dazzle Berry will give it in spades. Developed recently in the US, it is low growing and spreading with interesting foliage and will produce a lovely mound of colour from July-October.

It goes really well with Sedum Sunsparkler Lime Zinger. Both varieties have a height 10-12cm (4-8″), spread 40-50cm (16-20″). It is supplied as a 2-litre potted plant, £9.99 each, available now, also in a multibuy offer, three for £21 or six for £30.

For more details, visit www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Flowers/New+Flowers/list.htm.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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