Hanging baskets and wall mangers can provide colour and interest through the cooler months. Choose hardy plants such as dwarf evergreen shrubs, conifers, heuchera, ornamental grasses, heathers, violas and pansies are perfect for planting now. Mix the colours, shapes and textures for the best effect. 1 Start with trailing plants around the edge 2 Add a taller plant in the centre for height and structure 3 Fill in the gaps with flowering or foliage plants.
Don't neglect your hanging baskets in Autumn. A little bit of dead-heading, watering and feeding can keep them going until mid-late autumn. Once they are past their best, simply replant for winter/spring with spring flowering bulbs, winter heathers and trailing ivies to bring a little colour in to your garden over the cooler months.