Today marks the official first day of autumn and I am filled with joy at the sight of pots on our decking area still bursting with colour.
As the nights start to draw in and temperatures begin to feel cooler, this is the perfect time to enjoy the garden as it prepares to put on a spectacular golden display and we sink into autumn.
Cheery and bright, late bloomers such as Gerberas help to extend the summer bedding season and are a bridge between summer and winter in the garden. A much better sight than any bare brown patches of earth left from faded annuals.
Gerbera Garvinea has a strong resistance to pests and disease as well as being quite cold hardy which keeps them going well into October. Our ‘Sweet’ series have large saucer shaped flower heads at least 6cm in diameter and each plant produces up to 100 continuous blooms in a season from spring right through to autumn. Their sunny faces reaching skyward and their vibrant sweet shop colours never fade as the seasons pass. They are great partners for brassy autumnal foliage plants such as Heucheras, Tiarellas and grasses; making them perfect for late summer and early autumn interest. We’ve even made several new additions to our ranges for 2017 including Gerbera Garvinea™ ‘Sweet Smile’ (P)
Gerberas were named after German Botanist, traveller and medic, Dr Traugott Gerber. Originally native to tropical South American, African and Asian regions, Gerberas are commonly known as the African Daisy and their recorded history dates as far back as the 1800s; making them worthy of a spot in any autumn garden.
Our full range can be found in our 2017 catalogue, out now!
We’re looking forward to exhibiting once again at the South West Growers Show on Wednesday October 5th 2016.
You can find us on stand 59. Come and say hi!