Planting perennials in autumn NFG video

Planting perennials in autumn

Discover the benefits of planting perennials in autumn rather than spring, in this practical video.

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In this short practical video, Alan Titchmarsh explains the benefits of planting border perennials in autumn rather than spring. He then offers advice on the ideal size of plants to choose and shares tips on spacing for optimal growth. Finally, Alan demonstrates how to place plants at the correct depth and “puddles them in”. Get your herbaceous plants off to a great start and help them establish before the onset of winter, by following this video guide.

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