Richard’s Rassells diary

Welcome to October which so far has typically been bright and fresh with the sun making regular appearances – peppered of course with the odd rain-filled day.

The feeling is that autumn is definitely on it’s way and our ‘Indian Summer’ is beginning to fade away. The seasonal autumn items have all arrived – wallflowers, pumpkins and gourds as well as a larger range of spring-flowering bulbs, cyclamens, pansies, violas and winter-flowering heathers are all here to create beautiful seasonal window box combinations.

•We are now open on Sundays until Christmas from 11am onwards

•Wallflowers in single colours have arrived – time to bed them in for fantastic colour and scent for next spring

•We have a selection of autumn shrubs in now – including pieris, viburnums, azaleas and rhododendrons

•Spring flowering bulbs are now available and our range of bulbs for 2015 is on display inside our shop – reasonable priced bulbs that will really add to the beauty of the spring garden

•The box tree caterpillar has become an infestation in the area. Check all your box plants and take action if necessary as soon as possible, because delay may result in you losing your favourite box plants or topiary

•Our cards from the Natural History Museum’s Archivist collection are both beautiful and inexpensive and provide a lovely way to send a message with floral gift

•Our collection of tools from Spear & Jackson, the Kew Gardener collection, is one of the best available and has proved to be a great success with our landscapers and customers

•We stock all the necessary components for irrigation systems from both Hozelock and Gardena – but bear in mind that all irrigation systems should be ‘drained down’ before the frosty weather arrives

•Garden maintenance and one-off visits can be arranged by our Garden Services department. Please speak to Daniel Duke on 07813 602409 or have a look at the new website for the Garden Services rassellsgardens

•Let us hope that this crisp and clear autumn continues – cold nights and sunny days will provide the most vibrant colours

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