We all have our favourite seasons and for many of us it’s Autumn. Autumn is that wonderful time of year when the garden bursts with colour from leaves, flowers and berries, we cosy up by the firepit toasting marshmallows, we look forward to spring as we plant the spring bulbs, and we catch up on all those jobs in the garden including planting evergreens and hedges.
Are you ready for Autumn? Clifton Nurseries are here to help!
Colour in the Garden
Keep those sunglasses on as many of the deciduous trees and shrubs are at their finest in autumn with leaves in shades of yellow, orange and red. Think Japanese Acers, Cornus, Silver Birch, Liquidambar and Amelanchier. And not to be outdone, the winter flowering shrubs such as Skimmia, Sarcococca and Viburnum tinus brighten up the garden – with additional colour from winter bedding plants such as Cyclamen and Pansies.
Cosy up by the Firepit
Bring life, warmth and fun to your garden by lighting up a firepit - ideal for warming up yourselves and your visitors as well as of course toasting marshmallows! View our range of British made steel firepits (available from our Surrey branch) – but be quick, they’re proving popular!
For gardeners, Autumn is really the time for looking ahead and preparing for the new seasons. It’s an ideal time to plant evergreens and hedges as well as the majority of plants. We appreciate that planting your own hedge may be a bit daunting so we’re here to help with advice on plants and planting distances, as well as offering a full planting service if required.
Both of our branches now stock a good range of Kent and Stowe hand tools. Traditionally designed and hand crafted, there are tools for pretty much every garden task – including of course the inevitable raking up of Autumn leaves!
Our range of tools also includes long handled bulb planters – ideal for quick and easy planting of spring and summer bulbs. Our range of colourful bulbs can now be purchased from both our London and Surrey branches. See our hints and tips for planting bulbs to get the most out of these little nuggets of garden gold!
Welcome Autumn and welcome to Clifton Nurseries!