We are well into autumn, the days are getting shorter and the colours around have never been more striking. The contrasts between the vibrant colours of the changing leaves and the darker moodier sky captures the imagination.. Keep the colours trooping and add in some pots or hanging plants to enhance the vibe.
Pansies and violas are the perfect plant for this. They will bloom well into November.
Deadhead (remove faded blooms) if you want to have blooms a plenty during the first weeks of potting. As the plant starts to loose energy leave the flower heads to die back on the plant. Collect the seeds, after the flower heads fade, from the remaining pod and replant in a cold frame or in early spring to enjoy their colourful display all over again.