The autumn weather forces crocus blooms out through the fallen leaves among the lawn and their upright, cup-shaped flowers look great in pots and borders. ''Still, occasionally they can be spoiled by autumn weather so plant them beneath trees and shrubs where they will be protected from heavy rains.

TAKE A LOOK at seven best plants for blooming autumnal gardens

Crocus, cyclamen and pansies have been named amongst seven of the best plants for blooming autumnal gardens.

Gardening gurus from online retailer GardeningExpress.co.uk have revealed their favourite plants for brightening up backyards during wet and windy autumnal days.

Cyclamen are well-loved heroes that can be brought to flower from autumn all the way through to spring.''The flowers come in red, pink and white shades and look fantastic in pots or planted under trees, but cyclamen hederifolium is the usual choice for autumn flowers. Its silvery, marbled leaves follow the sugar pink and white blooms, remaining unscathed through winter weather before dying back for a dormant summer.

1. Cyclamen

Cyclamen are well-loved heroes that can be brought to flower from autumn all the way through to spring.''The flowers come in red, pink and white shades and look fantastic in pots or planted under trees, but cyclamen hederifolium is the usual choice for autumn flowers. Its silvery, marbled leaves follow the sugar pink and white blooms, remaining unscathed through winter weather before dying back for a dormant summer.
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