Grow flow­ers to catch the sun­shine Plant yel­low-flow­ered rud­beck­ias with red-berry­ing hy­per­icum to get au­tumn off to a fly­ing start

Plant these yel­low-flow­ered beau­ties with red berry­ing hy­per­icum to get au­tumn off to a fly­ing start, says he­len Bil­liald

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Yel­low flow­ers at­tract that par­tic­u­lar low au­tumn light, un­til each pe­tal seems to ra­di­ate sun­shine in its own right. For this rea­son no gar­den should be with­out in­de­struc­tible rud­beckia ‘Gold­sturm’, with its beam­ing daisy-like flow­ers. And, while you might be tempted to shy away from gold­en­rods on the grounds they’re too in­va­sive, Sol­idago ru­gosa ‘Fire­works’ has clump-form­ing growth and el­e­gant wands of tiny flow­ers so is worth mak­ing room for. Oc­to­ber is a good time to es­tab­lish new bor­ders but re­mem­ber to po­si­tion these plants care­fully so the flow­ers and flame-like berries catch au­tumn’s low-rak­ing sun­shine.

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