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#988466 - 27th Oct 2015 8:22pm Winter Flowering Plant
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Does anybody know of an Outdoor flowering potted plant that will basically look after itself, throughout the Winter please?

(Or even a non-flowering one)? Cheers.
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#988471 - 27th Oct 2015 9:08pm Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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A few different types. Have a look and find the right one. Some flower a little later than others. The second one is evergreen and many others are too.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=947

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=113

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=helleb...K9&dpr=1.25


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#988475 - 27th Oct 2015 9:13pm Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Cyclamen...

They are in the garden centre now. Beautiful vibrant colours.. Some are more hardy than others I think.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=589

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cyclam...0D&dpr=1.25
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#988476 - 27th Oct 2015 9:22pm Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Thank you very much, Granny. Much appreciated. I think I will be looking for Cyclamen. I agree, beautiful colours.

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#988725 - 29th Oct 2015 12:06am Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Had a couple of customers want similar for winter. Asda (woodchurch)did have some autumn winter pansies £1 for 6 but check the labels as some are summer autumn. They did have cyclamen but sold out last week-may have got more in. Can cheat with the painted heathers. Also those coloured ornamental cabbages. Also onecaled chineria? as a contrast whiteish foliage.

On the spring bulb front--Rightway Prenton were selling handy packs for £1 dwarf tulips and mini daffs, crocus, grape hyacinths as well as regular daffs. Good value as they should come back each year

Home and Bargain/Aldi Prenton nets of daffs for £2--but id note some of the bulbs were rotten when planting them bt still decent vfm/

Think Tescos were ding 5kg daffs for around £5

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#988726 - 29th Oct 2015 12:16am Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Thanks Fish. Will check out ASDA for Cyclamen.

Not sure what you mean by 'coloured ornamental cabbages?' think
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#988728 - 29th Oct 2015 12:48am Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Just do an image search for ornamental cabbages.

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#988787 - 29th Oct 2015 8:29pm Re: Winter Flowering Plant [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Sedum is also quite nice this time of year into autumn and the dead heads are fairly decorative..you need quite a large display of them for it to look good.

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