The autumn months bring a deluge of dry bulbs into garden centres and stores.
Many non-gardeners think of the cooler months as the dead season, when little is happening.
Some late-flowering bulbs need a walls warmth and protection as to help them produce their best flowers despite the seasonal cold.
Autumn borders are an absolute delight, with exotic dahlias and cannas vying for attention with strident colours and bold foliage.
Autumn tints will provide a few extra weeks of border colour at a time when every bit of interest in the garden is appreciated. Berries and a dash of spice and some will last for many months.
Both autumn grasslands and woodlands can be rich with flowers.