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Eugene Injects Our Gardens With Autumn Colour

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Yes, autumn has well and truly arrived. The beautiful golden tones of the leaves on the trees as they embrace their last month or so among us are evidence. Today, Eugene will be showing us three autumnal toned plants that are perfect to plant this season.

Autumn is a time of Firework colours in the garden, nature getting ready for winter in style, not just leaf colour also in fruit and flowers.
 
PLANT 1
Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' Price: €10.99 New very hardy variety from the USA which exhibits a warm range of foliage colours yellow, orange and red. Flowers in the summer.
 Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' €10.99

PLANT 2
Malus 'Golden Hornet' Price: €39.99 Ornamental Crab Apples with yellow and orange-red apples respectively.
Malus 'Golden Hornet' €39.99

PLANT 3
Parthenocissus veitchii Price: €9.99 Self-clinging "Boston Ivy" displays intense red autumn leaf colour.
Parthenocissus Veitchii €9.99

With thanks to Blackbanks garden centre for the set.

All of the autumn plants talked about in todays show can be purchased from:

Rentes Nurseries, Co. Kildare
T: +353 (0) 46 9551237
F: +353 (0) 46 9551160
Email:
info@rentes.ie

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