Autumn colour for hanging baskets and planters

Autumn colour for hanging baskets and planters

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put hanging baskets and planters into hibernation. As the days grow colder and the nights draw in, it’s more important than ever to enhance our surroundings with colourful floral displays that, with the right care, will last all the way through winter. 

The stunning kaleidoscope of changing autumn leaves and the abundance of fruit on trees and bushes is the sight we associate with this season, so it’s a great idea to use a mellow palette of yellows and oranges for autumn displays. Or why not choose a red and white theme that will enhance the festive atmosphere at Christmas? Whatever colour scheme you decide on, the good news is there is an abundance of choice for autumn hanging baskets and planters. 

What are the best plants for autumn displays? 

Using hardy bedding plants like violas, pansies, primroses, wallflowers, sweet William, stock, forget-me-nots and cyclamen will ensure colour now and into the frosty months, providing an effective splash of winter colour at eye level. You can also use small evergreen shrubs to add texture and interest to your colder-weather planters and hanging baskets. An evergreen plant in the middle of your display will ensure that no matter what, you will have some greenery to look at in winter. 

Watering autumn hanging baskets and planters 

Any time in September or October is a good time to plant displays that should see you through to spring. Generally speaking, hanging baskets and planters will not require as much watering as they do in the summer months, particularly after hot summers like the one we have just enjoyed. Amberol’s range of self-watering planters and hanging baskets feature the unique Aquafeed™ system that ensures that plants only receive the water they require. Self-watering planters reduce the workload involved in watering, meaning they are incredibly useful in the summer months when frequent watering is needed. However they are also very useful in the colder months, when watering can be a less than pleasurable activity. 

Caring for plants in the colder months 

Just like in the summer, it’s a good idea to regularly dead head bedding plants to ensure they flourish and look their best at all times. Sheltered and sunny spots make an ideal home for cold weather hanging baskets and planters, although if they are well-cared for, they should be happy enough in more exposed areas, particularly if the weather is mild.  

Self-watering planters for public places 

Our wide range of self-watering hanging baskets are a great solution for year-round colour, whatever the nature of your communal space. For more information, please call 01773 830930 or contact us at sales@amberol.co.uk

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