What to do with your summer containers
It is the end of October and despite the fine weather we have experienced this week, and the fact we are still waiting for our first frost of the Autumn, plants are beginning to prepare for winter and the summer bedding plants are coming to the end of their life.
For containers filled with annual plants, such as petunias, geraniums and begonias, once we have the first autumn frost, these will sadly die off and can be added to the garden compost heap.
Popular pot and tub replacement choices which create a lovely combination of colour and help cheer up any dreary autumn days, include pansies, violas, primroses and cyclamen. Our seasonal plant greenhouse is full with a spectacular selection of our very own homegrown primroses, polyanthus and cyclamen in a wide range of colours.
Don’t forget to add some short narcissus and tulips into your tubs and planters as well. You will forget all about them until next spring when they will provide a lovely surprise with a riot of colour, heralding the next change in seasons.
Containers really do make a lovely addition to any garden or courtyard and you don’t have to have a lot of room to enjoy them. So, whether you are looking to replace tired and warn out pots or simply adding to your collection, we are confident that you will find just what you are looking for at Aylett Nurseries. We have an extensive selection of pots available in an array of sizes and finishes, including Terracotta, Ceramic and Stoneware. We also stock the luxurious Haddonstone range of Garden Ornaments and containers.
Do remember that plants do not grow very much during the colder months, so it is important you choose the correct size and number of plants to fit into your tub. Moving the pots and tubs into the area of your outdoor space that gets the most daylight will help your plants keep healthy and fresh. Pots should be settled on to either pot feet or bricks to help drainage and prevent freezing conditions that can result in stoneware cracks. Visit the RHS website for more advice on planting the perfect pots ready for spring.
Have you created your autumn pots and tubs yet? What plant and colour combination did you go for? Why not tag us on Instagram #aylettnurseries – we would love to see them! Don’t forget to follow our Instagram account @aylettnurseries to keep up to date with all our visual delights.