Plant of the Week: Aster

Plant of the Week: Aster

If your garden is lacking a certain something right now, brighten up your life with a helping of late-summer asters. Low-maintenance and long-flowering, they'll make your borders sparkle from September to the first frosts, and there's a wonderful choice now in flower in our garden centre - come and take your pick!

Longest-flowering of them all is the ever-popular Aster x frikartii 'Mőnch', growing to around 1m tall with masses of lavender-blue flowers. But there are dozens more: keep an eye out too for 'Autumn Days', a novi-belgii type with large light purple flowers, and A. novae-angliae 'Annabelle de Chazal' in soft rose pink with a yellow eye.

Fallen leaves

Make sure you keep on top of raking up fallen leaves. If these are left in the garden they will cause young plants and grass to rot, as well as blocking up drains! This can be kept on the compost heap as leaf mould makes nutritious compost to be dug into the garden at a later stage.;;

Garden Buildings Surrey

Ripley Nurseries has an extensive range of garden buildings ready to view! any style any size built to order. Visit our garden centre near Guildford & Woking to look at our range of garden sheds & summer houses. After visiting our display garden buildings be sure to visit our Farm Shop for your local fruits & veg. Serving the local community since 1895 Wisley, Send, Horsley, Clandon, Cobham, Byfleet, Esher, Woking, Weybridge & surrounding areas.

Making paving special

When you're planning the hard landscaping in your garden, don't be afraid to get imaginative. You don't have to stick to just one material, and you don't have to use stone or brick: there are dozens of ways to make your paving unique to you, and yourRipley garden will be far more personal…

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