Diarmuid Gavin shows you how to cheer up your autumn garden with pots of style and happy hues

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Even with the September sunshine and coverage of the initial flower-filled autumnal Chelsea Flower Show becoming on Television set, our home gardens can begin to search a very little exhausted close to now.

right here is still much beauty all around us, with tree canopies turning russet, orange and yellow. In my back garden, there’s a hazel shrub, which you may possibly not see most of the yr but which suitable now is turning an eye-catching scarlet. Koelreuteria, the Indian golden rain tree, is also obtaining a instant, placing on a good display screen of orange-yellow leaves. The apple trees are hefty with fruit, and I harvested some ripe figs for this morning’s breakfast.

But the flower exhibit is receding — perennials that have all been singing and dancing with color given that spring are setting up to wind down. There are even now penstemons, verbenas and dahlias manufacturing blossoms, and the architectural agapanthus and eryngium seed heads glimpse fantastic. But we also want some pops of new color — I believe we all will need this to cheer up the coming months in our plots.