Sarah's Top 10 Perennials for autumn planting

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    Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin'
    Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin'

    Starting at £22.95

    This hellebore is incredible with beautiful dark, slate grey-green leaves and smoky pink flowers which gradually darken to crimson.

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    Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'
    Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'

    Starting at £3.46

    Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ blooms in a surprisingly strong, deep pink before fading to the soft and smoky lilac shown in our picture. The whole...

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    Alchemilla mollis
    Alchemilla mollis

    Starting at £4.95

    This acid-green, fluffy-flowered plant is one of the best ever foliage plants for the garden and vase. Cut it back after its first flowering and feed...

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    Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
    Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

    Starting at £5.50

    A super-tough, long-flowering variety that is resistant to droughts and avoided by rabbits and slugs.

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    Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
    Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

    Starting at £4.95

    My long-standing favourite Helenium with orange-crimson flowers. I cut one third of the stems back to two thirds their height in June to prolong...

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    Delphinium Border Collection
    Delphinium Border Collection

    Starting at £24.95

    No summer border is complete without its fair share of delphiniums – the most statuesque towering spires for any garden. Create the perfect...

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    Agapanthus 'Navy Blue'
    Agapanthus 'Navy Blue'

    Starting at £8.95

    With their strong stems and beautiful, large, deep blue heads, these make a structural and graceful addition to any pot or border.

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    Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'
    Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

    Starting at £8.50

    A rare form of acanthus with pure white flowers on silvery-green spires. Extremely elegant, non-invasive, bright and ghostly, and invaluable for...

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    Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
    Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

    Starting at £4.95

    I love this variety of Japanese anemone with flowers and glamour one size up from the standard single white, with lovely contrasting stamens. This...

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    Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'
    Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'

    Starting at £9.95

    I have fallen hugely for thalictrums in the last few years. This has the most beautiful, compact, lacy, elegant foliage and then coloured...