The best way to celebrate autumn in the UK
The autumn bloom is back in full force across the UK with more than 70 million blooms already announced and a record number of birds and insects.
However, it is the blooms that will really make an impact on your garden, not the flowers, says Catherine Ruggles.
She runs the website Flower Boxes and Gardens and is delighted that she can be so prolific in the country she has so much interest in them.
She says it is a huge success in terms of the number of blooms, birds and other wildlife, but she also finds it hard to explain why the flower boxes are so popular.
“We’re not so good at communicating the flower box as the fact that people love to visit them, but it is just an amazing gift for a garden, that is what it is all about,” she says.
“The flower box is so different from anything you see in the shops and the way that people use it.”
They are very simple, you put it in a box and it’s there, and you get it every day.
“For her part, Ms Ruggs says people are very generous when it comes to flowers and are often quite generous when buying them, too.”
I am really happy to receive them because I like to use them to colour a garden.
I think people appreciate the beauty of flowers and I really like them.
“It’s not as big of a deal as you might think it is.”
And if you don’t have the money for a flower box, there are other ways to decorate your garden.
There are also flower boxes for the whole family, but they’re not quite as popular as a box for the gardener.
“A lot of people would say, I don’t want flowers on my roof because that’s not how we grew up and now I have to do that,” Ms Riggs says.
She advises people to try to avoid any flowers in a garden that you know is going to be neglected.
“That would be the worst thing for them.
They are so important and if you think about it, we’re talking about one of the richest ecosystems in the world,” she adds.”
You need to keep the landscape healthy and happy.”
For more information about flowers, visit the BBC’s website Flower boxes and gardens and flower stencils.