While a great deal of gardening tasks that need to be carried out in the autumn involve preparing for the colder winter conditions, this does not mean that green-fingered enthusiasts should not take advantage of the highlights of this season.
Professional garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson said that there are plenty of blossoms that are able to take your breath away with their stunning beauty.
In an article for the Guardian, he recommended some of the best plants for giving a colourful bloom after the summer.
"We may not have the fall of north America – a colouring that is visible from satellite – but our season here can be lengthened with the addition of ornamentals," the expert remarked.
He said that he tries to combine several trees and shrubs to create an autumn flush.
Investing in a set of tree pruners may be prudent, as they allow for the maintenance of this kind of plant from the comfort of the ground.