Autumn colour rescued plant sales in the run up to the Bank Holiday in the GTN Bestsellers plant charts.
Overall sales were down on the previous week and the same week last year because of the indifferent weather but where sales did increase it was those plants that provide a splash of colour for a patio or to fill a gap in a border.
• Cyclamen sales increased by almost 30%, keeping them at No 1.
• Japanese anemones jumped 15 places up the GTN Bestsellers chart to No 17. • Carex grasses saw the biggest percentage sales growth, up by almost 150% to re-enter at No 33.