* Red Riding Hood ( Late-flowering
, small, bright red, with patterned leaves
But it's the flowers that look stunning when planted alongside other late-flowering
favourites such as rudbeckias and heleniums.
perennials such as Michaelmas daisies and chrysanthemums with a general organic fertiliser.
An early-flowering, strong-stemmed in eye-catching apricot pink, with wavy-edged leaves Ballade A unique bluish purple with a smart white outline to sinuous petals Bright Gem Free-flowering, small and with cream flowers delicately flushed with pink Fusilier A showy, multi-headed, brilliant red cultivar which is early flowering Maureen Tall, late-flowering
and marble white Purissima AGM Early-flowering, white and fragrant Red Riding Hood Late-flowering
, small, bright red, with patterned leaves Show-winner Very early-flowering, small, glossy deep red Vivex Tall, long-lasting in flower and with orange/gold petals White Triumphator Pure white with gracefully pointed petals
perennial, closely related to Rudbeckia, has thrived in the heat in my garden, providing a welcome splash of pinky purple with its daisy-like flowers whose cone-like middle is most prominent.
The top 10 recommended tulips arep Apricot Beauty - An early-flowering, strong-stemmed, in eye-catching apricot pink, with wavy-edged leavesp Ballade - A unique bluish purple with a smart white outline to sinuous petals p Bright Gem - Free-flowering, small andwith cream flowers delicately flushed with pink p Fusilier - A showy, multi-headed, brilliant red cultivar which is early floweringp Maureen - Tall, late-flowering
and marble white p Purissima AGM - Early-flowering, white and fragrantp Red Riding Hood - Late-flowering
, small, brightred, with patterned leaves p Show-winner - Very early-flowering, small, glossy deep red p Vivex - Tall, long-lasting in flower and with orange petals edged with gold p White Triumphator - Pure white with gracefully pointed petals.
For a heavier weight of summer-flowering curtain plant Dorothy Perkins roses with yards of late-flowering
Late-season grasses are brilliant for the winter garden, ideally planted through late-flowering
Treat yourself to some luscious late-flowering
herbaceous plants, such as liatris, Helenium Moerheim Beauty, Cape fuchsias, Japanese anenomes and Sedum spectabile Septemberglut.
For some years these late-flowering
shrubs have had a rather dated image, but having just returned from Brittany, which was awash with them, I think it's time for a revival.
Those people living in areas with frost pockets should perhaps opt for the late-flowering
varieties, such as Laxton's Superb or Ellison's Orange which are less likely to be caught by frosts and should, therefore, produce good crops.
Beneath, plant early-flowering narcissi and on the lowest layer late-flowering