Best 25 plants to grow in autumn

Pink dahlias are one of the best plants to grow in your garden in autumn
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Autumn is here - and it's one of the best seasons for many reasons: ochre leaves falling from trees, the return of knitted jumpers and Halloween, to name a few. However, the season also brings opportunities for your garden.

When the weather gets colder, the colours in the borders ironically heat up - from fiery shades of orange through to plum, with tinges of blue and pink from flowering shrubs and bulbs. Grasses may also steal the show with their own decorative seedheads and plumes in the autumn months. 

Containerised plants are particularly impressive and easy to grow at autumn time - and you often don't need to plant these far in advance.  Trips to the garden centre can be overwhelming, with...

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