Make the best of autumn with garden centre's top tips

By Barrie Hudson - 30 August 2023

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  • Dobbies Horticultural Director Marcus Eyles

    Dobbies Horticultural Director Marcus Eyles

Dobbies is hosting a free-to-attend Grow How session at its garden centre in Swindon's Hyde Road.

The aim is to help inspire customers of all gardening abilities with ideas about how they can enhance their outdoor spaces.

The centre team say September is the ideal time to embrace a new palette of autumnal colours, and the interactive gardening session will be held on Saturday 2 September from 10:30am.

Dobbies' horticultural experts will showcase a diverse range of plant varieties such as Cyclamen, Cupressus, Calluna and Skimmia Rubella as well as their best-selling Chrysanthemum. 

The experts will also provide advice on care techniques to ensure the longevity of these plants, ensuring they bring stunning depth, colour and garden interest between autumn and winter.

Dobbies Horticultural Director Marcus Eyles said: “Autumn is a great time for the people in Swindon to make the most of their garden and enjoy the striking colours the season brings, while also preparing for a blooming, beautiful spring.

“I’d recommend thinking through the colour scheme you’d like to have in your garden, with lots of varieties offering a whole host of different colour options that can help you create your desired look. 

"White or neutral pots can help make your potted plants really pop, while our own-brand, award-winning peat-free compost and bedding plant feed, will help your plants be their best.”

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