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Pretty plants for your autumn garden


Fallen leaves needn't be the only splash of colour in your autumnal garden. Mark Reeve, from Which? Local-recommended Coolings Garden Centre in Kent, recommends three pretty plants that will flower throughout the autumn months.

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Evergreen, holly-like, variegated foliage with scented white flowers.
Guide price: £12.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil and a sunny or part-shaded position. Plant with tree and shrub compost.


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Anemone japonica

Anemone japonica

Type of plant: Perennial.
Appearance: White or pink flowers.
Guide price: £7.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Needs well-drained soil. Plant in a sunny or part-shaded position using tree and shrub compost.



Elaeagnus x ebbingei

Elaeagnus x ebbingei

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Evergreen leaves with silver undersides. Scented bell-like flowers in autumn.
Guide price: £12.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil and a sunny or part-shaded position. Plant with tree and shrub compost.

Note: Guide prices are from Coolings Garden Centre, April 2012.