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22/09/2012 at 08:55

...any veggies i can grow.

bit sad now its turning colder and everythings going to die. what can i plant now to ensure garden has colour.

and can i grow any food?

i think you spend spring and summer doing a lot of work in the garden and then feel that you become redundant for a long period over winter

22/09/2012 at 09:14
Swiss chard and kale will grow over winter. If you have bare soil that you want to grow veg in next year, you might think about sowing one of the green manures.
22/09/2012 at 09:49

filmbuffy a similar question was asked a couple of days ago and you may find it an interesting read.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/autumn-and-what-now/5783.html

22/09/2012 at 09:50

You can buy some lovely plants that have winter berries on, such as cotoneaster, pyracantha, and I am putting in some young mountain ash trees (sorbus) which will have pretty berries on and pretty foliage in the colder months.  There are lovely trees that have good colour in autumn, and there are things which flower in winter such as helleborus, witch hazel, cyclamen, etc.  

22/09/2012 at 19:39
Wallflowers will be available now plus sweet Williams and stocks. Winter flowering pansies, azaleas, rhododendron, winter flowering heathers, and what about a red/maroon grass-like uncinia? And evergreens shrubs like dwarf hebes and conifers......heck. I could go on and on. Winter can be very colourful
22/09/2012 at 22:09
christopher2 wrote (see)
Wallflowers will be available now plus sweet Williams and stocks. Winter flowering pansies, azaleas, rhododendron, winter flowering heathers, and what about a red/maroon grass-like uncinia? And evergreens shrubs like dwarf hebes and conifers......heck. I could go on and on. Winter can be very colourful

Wallflowers azaleas and rhodos won't flower until March at the earliest and sweet williams not till June-I thought the question was about autumn/winter colour?

23/09/2012 at 00:50
I have these plants producing flower in January. However these plants are colourful out of flower......the glaucous foliage of stocks, the vivid green foliage of wallflowers, the azaleas and dwarf rhodos often have olourful buds and leaves, all give colour over the winter. By June, for me, my tender perennials are in. I mentioned hebes and conifers to reinforce this foliage colour......glaucous hebe, orange foliage of rheingold, blue of juniperus blue star, the red uncinia, the bright yellow foliage of Taxus and juniper aurea, etc. colour in winter can come from foliage and flower and this is what I tried to convey. (just got in to check the posts on this forum and my emails)
23/09/2012 at 08:59
This forum is a discussion. To me my replies to the topic.... Filmbuffy asked for something "to plant now to ensure garden has colour".....sincerely and accurately addresses this..
23/09/2012 at 09:16

Green is a colour 

23/09/2012 at 09:26
That's the start of a song .......
23/09/2012 at 10:04

Green is the colour of my true loves eyes, in the morning, in the morning when we rise. You've started something now - need to find out who sang it !

23/09/2012 at 10:32
christopher2 wrote (see)
This forum is a discussion. To me my replies to the topic.... Filmbuffy asked for something "to plant now to ensure garden has colour".....sincerely and accurately addresses this..


Christopher2

The topic was "what can I plant for autumn and winter flowering and veggies I can grow"- am sure we could all come up with endless suggestions for plants to ensure the garden has flower-that is the main aim of a garden

Your advice- as is mine and everbody elses- is I am sure given with the best intention-but sometimes we get it wrong or don't read the question properly-perhaps if we do get it wrong-just admit to it and move on-is the best course?

I notice you are happy to offer advice and suggestions to a lot of posters-that is good and is welcome obviously based on your experiences that you are happy to share.

Do you have any pictures of your garden that you can post?-it does sound as though it is considerable-and would like you know more about it and how long you have been gardening?- and you ran a nursery business did I see?

Tell us more

   
23/09/2012 at 10:46
jean riley wrote (see)

Green is the colour of my true loves eyes, in the morning, in the morning when we rise. You've started something now - need to find out who sang it !


Jean -Donovan Leitch -him of the denim cap-my era- a child of the 60s

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n627/thedogcody/Album-Cover-donovan-29259500-500-49_zps81bd83b9.jpg

 

23/09/2012 at 16:11

Wasn't it 'yellow is the colour of my true loves hair'?

23/09/2012 at 16:15

Yep-enjoy and it is b&w

 

23/09/2012 at 17:59

 No green mentioned there. !!! Mixed colours up. We are way off topic here  !!!

23/09/2012 at 18:12

In my teens  I was living in Torquay. Donovan used to play in a local pub, the Rising Sun.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11988.bmp?width=350

A few colours here!

 

23/09/2012 at 18:21

Hahaha , What about a bit of monochrome -

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11989.jpg?width=1181&height=350&mode=max

 

23/09/2012 at 18:25

Now here's monochrome:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11990.jpg?width=350

 Loving the courreges boots.

23/09/2012 at 18:29

I was more a -

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11991.jpg?width=406&height=350&mode=max

 Sort of girl !

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