How to get your front door autumn-ready with plants

All set for the autumn with plants, pots and a wreath

Your summer wardrobe has been swapped for ochre sweaters, trenchcoats and rugged boots. Fruity summer salads have been replaced with hot pumpkin soup and roasted chestnuts. Gathering with friends at a pavement cafe is gradually making way for cocooning under a blanket with a cup of tea. The change of season is upon us.  Give your home’s entrance the seasonal makeover it deserves, and decorate it with autumn bloomers in designer pots, a modern decorative wreath to hang on the door and mood lights to illuminate everything. Hello autumn - good to see you!

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Your outdoor space

We don’t all have an extensive garden where we spend the summer. But it is likely that you have your own or a shared front door which opens onto the street. Go shopping alone or with your neighbours to source an attractive autumn display for the outside door. A couple of autumn bloomers, atmospheric outdoor lights and a bench with soft elements create a lovely welcome.

Be inspired by the season

You can find space for a lot more than you might have thought. Alternate trend colours with classics, and create height differences by alternating large and small plants and using ways of adding height like a wooden bench.

Cast of plants

The plants in the picture are all ideal candidates for autumn. They retain their colour and foliage and have a contemporary but seasonal look. Will you opt for our cast of plants, or will you come up with your own mix? These are the plants in the photo:

Left of the door:

Small low old rose copper bowl filled with alumroot (Heuchera ‘Melting fire’), low petrol blue ceramic bowl filled with Daboucia Cantabrica, terracotta pot filled with Chinese fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’), grey concrete-look pot filled with shrubby veronica (Hebe ‘Hebedonna Alexa’).

Right of the door on the black bench:

Large petrol blue ceramic pot filled with Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’), small aubergine bowl filled with stonecrop (Sedum (yellow flowers)), terracotta pot filled with shrubby veronica (Hebe ‘Tricolour’), old rose copper bowl on the fur filled with alumroot (Heuchera ‘Indian Summer Boysenberry’).

Right of the door in front of the bench:

Copper bucket filled with ling heather (Calluna mix), white ceramic pot filled with shrubby veronica (Hebe Alexa), low concrete bowl filled with stonecrop (Sedum mix).