Physalis alkekengi (Photo by Carol Pope)

Physalis alkekengi: 4 facts about this decorative fall plant

Carol Pope

To get into the Halloween spirit, pick up a decorative pot of Physalis alkekengi, a.k.a. liv’n lantern, Chinese lantern plant, strawberry ground cherry...

'The Fairy' rose (Photo by Sheridan Nurseries)

‘The Fairy’ rose keeps on blooming

Judith Adam

The Fairy rose is one of three plants that keep blooming. Any plants that can keep showing a flower into November are well worth having in duplicates.

Golden Baby goldenrod (Photo from Heritage Perennials)

Gaura and goldenrod: An autumn marriage

Judith Adam

Well-behaved goldenrod cultivars are useful plants to have in mid-autumn. Goldenrod combines well with gaura, a compact cultivar.

October is good time for lawn fertilizer.

Best fertilizer for lawn in autumn

Judith Adam

Autumn is the time to look in garden centres for bags of the best fertilizer for your lawn. October is the month to get it spread across the lawn.

Ornamental grass 'Morning Light'

Ornamental grasses in bloom

Judith Adam

Roses and ornamental grasses in the front garden continue to bloom and prolong the seasonal display, much appreciated in autumn