Amateur Gardening

Get sizeable returns with Compact Michaelmas daisies

AS autumn approaches, we’re reminded of a number of things about Michaelmas daisies. Their ability to supply late-season colour, in a vast variety of shades, is evident – as is their appeal to butterflies. And whether we see them flourishing in one of the UK’s fine autumn gardens (such as Warwickshire’s Upton House or Old Court Nurseries in Malvern), or alongside the railway track where they have self-sown, it’s clear that these are not difficult plants to grow.

But their invaluable qualities come with a drawback: the plants tend to be tall, and as a result they flop over and need thoughtful staking to prevent autumn rains dragging

Anda sedang membaca pratinjau, daftarlah untuk membaca selengkapnya.

Lainnya dari Amateur Gardening

Amateur Gardening4 mnt membaca
Two’s Company
Write to us: Letters, Amateur Gardening magazine, Future Publishing Ltd, Unit 2, Eelmore Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7QN (please include your address). Email us: Star letter SINCE moving house to a rural part of Y
Amateur Gardening1 mnt membacaArchitecture
5 Large Annuals To Sow Now
Pollinators love the double raspberry-pink flowers of this cosmos, which bloom above lacy foliage and last well in the vase. Grow in well-drained, moist soil in sun. H: 3ft (90cm). Bees will flock to the intensely cobalt-blue blooms of this cornflowe
Amateur Gardening5 mnt membaca
Garden Spray Guns
IT sounds a bit Goldilocks to say this, but there seems to be either too much rain or too little. It’s never exactly right – but then, what may be right for one garden will be wrong for another. How much you need to water your plants to keep them ali