Nerine “Pink Tiumph” was shown, described as shocking candy pink, a surprising colour for the autumn. They have a sturdy 2 foot stem, which appears without leaves from the bulb. The bulbs should be planted in a hot dry position – e.g. the foot of a south-facing wall – and do not disturb them! If happy, the plant will multiply and flower dependably for many years. The bulb should be planted with the neck and shoulders exposed for the sun. They can be picked for indoors and should last for up to a week.

schizostylus coccinea (or kaffir lily), which has deep pinky-red flowers and reed-like foliage. These need to be planted in free-draining soil in full sun with their backs to a wall. They will multiply but are never invasive.

The soil is still warm and we have had rain so this is an ideal time to move plants to new positions if you so desire. But even if the soil is moist ALWAYS water the plants and firm them in, as it is important to get soil round the roots.

Before moving plants, break off some flowers and holds them up against those in the desired location to see how well they fit into the colour scheme. For example, plant a pink michaelmas daisy next to a cotinus royal purple.

In general, group favourite plants, having 3 or 4 together rather than spreading over several locations.

Recommended setting persicaria athene among taller plants in a complementary setting.

Suggested putting markers by precious plants before they disappear over winter.