Plant of the Week: Japanese anemone

Plant of the Week: Japanese anemone

For long-lasting late summer colour and sheer good value it's hard to beat the cheery daisy-like flowers of the Japanese anemone. It's the perfect choice for small gardens as it looks fantastic at every stage of growth, from silky buds unfurling to wide open flowers carried high on wiry stems, to pretty bobbly seedheads and handsome semi-evergreen foliage.

Best known is shimmering white 'Honorine Jobert' with its central boss of golden stamens; other varieties to look out for include silvery-pink 'Königin Charlotte' with ruffled semi-double flowers, and two-tone 'Hadspen Abundance' in light and dark pink. They'll grow in sun  or part shade in any rich but well-drained soil

Ripen pumpkins

As pumpkins and marrows begin to ripen, place slates under each individual fruit. This keeps them off the ground, preventing slug damage and rotting, and also absorbs more of the sun's heat so you'll speed up the ripening process.

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Laying a path

A handsome path is a striking finishing touch to your garden. It plays an active role in your design, leading a visitor through from one feature to the next and inviting you to explore. It's also practical, giving you access to borders for weeding and planting. Match the materials you use with…

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