As summer turns into autumn, it’s an ideal time to plan and plant your spring- flowering displays with bedding such as polyanthus and double daisies in combination with biennials like forget-me-nots and sweet Williams as well as most spring-flowering bulbs, including daffodils and crocus.


Alan’s choice

One really shouldn't have favourites, but of course I do! I have chosen 50 plants that I couldn't live without. Here are 3 great performers if you are still spoilt for choice.

  • Geranium Rozanne Gerwat

    From £8.99

  • Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

    From £5.99

  • Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'

    From £7.99

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