What to do this week
Plant this Sedums (right) are brilliant plants for sunny spots in the garden, flowering from late summer right through to first frosts: great for the bees, and drought tolerant, too. The fleshy foliage comes in a range of shades. Height and spread varies, but expect a maximum of 60cm x 60cm.
Sow this If thoughts of winter have got you down, sow sweet pea a seeds for summer 2019. These hardy rdy plants will grow steadily through winter on a sheltered patio or in a cold frame, ready to transplant in spring. ‘Earl Grey’ has petals streaked in mauve and purple against white. Read this Lush new book Flower Colour Guide, by New York florists Darroch and Michael Putnam, shows off 400 flowers alongside suggested colour schemes and care guides. It’s the perfect source for planning next year’s garden revamp.