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

Set up automatic watering

Automatic watering systems take the work out of watering and let you go away on holiday without fretting about your plants. Attach a dripper system to a mains water tap, fit a timer and place one dripper in each container, or by the feet of your greenhouse plants, for worry-free watering.

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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.

Bulbs for summer colour

Once the last daffodil has died down, don't let your bulb display stop. Dozens of bulbs flower spectacularly right through summer, keeping you in dazzling flowers until well into autumn.

Plant as you would spring bulbs, burying them to three times their depth in crumbly, moisture-retent…

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