Katie's Top 3 Picks for October

Katie Rushworth’s three plant picks for October are available along with advice on where to plant, conditions for care and how they’ll fit in your year round garden!

ITVs Love Your Garden Presenter Katie Rushworths Three Picks for October Cycalmen

CYCLAMEN

Why?Adding colour to your garden can be difficult at this time of the year but these little gems will give you that much-needed boost with their showy little flowers and glossy, marbled foliage.

Where? Cycalmen enjoy a shady spot and look stunning planted at the base of trees or large shrubs!

When? Plant your cycalmen now in groups to create a wonderful autumn display

ITVs Love Your Garden Presenter Katie Rushworths Three Picks for October Heathers

HEATHERS

Why? Heathers are synonymous with Yorkshire! They look fantastic and are a wonderful source of late nectar for the bees at this time of the year too!

Where? Heathers prefer full sun and well-drained, acidic soil but will cope with semi shade! They are perfect for ground cover and look great in groups to give a tapestry of texture and coulour!

When? Anytime! Heathers are perfect all year round as you can get Winter, Spring and Summer flowering varieties.

ITVs Love Your Garden Presenter Katie Rushworths Three Picks for October Miscanthus

MISCANTHUS

Why? I really love this grass and it's beautiful plumes that stand all winter! It's a real favourite of mine and works very well with my pick from last month - Rudbeckia!

Where? Miscanthus works fantastic at the back of a border due to the fact that it gets very big! But it can provide a eye-catching winter focal point!

Care? Remember to remove any dead stems and tatty foliage in the Spring to help give the plant chance to rejuvenate!