We are now officially in ‘Autumn’ a beautiful time of year with leaves changing colour from reds to yellows, orange, and russets.
The busy growing season has come and gone (too quickly for most!) and now it’s time to focus on tidying, saving seeds and preparing the ground for Winter.
Dig out any large weeds, these can still be composted but only the leaves, not the seeds or roots.
Your perennial plants will be well on their way to dying completely back so remove any unsightly leaves, remember, seed heads can stay as the birds and wildlife will still benefit from them as a source of food for the Winter.
If you have any tall Buddleia bushes, it’s a good idea to cut back by half, this will prevent any real damage that may be caused during high winds.
Tidy Fallen Leaves
Keep on top of any fallen leaves as these can not only become slippery but can also harbour disease. These leaves can be put in a black plastic bin liner, tied at the top. Punch a few holes and then store in a shady place and in a years’ time you will have well-rotted leaf mould to use as a mulch.
Don’t think your garden needs to look dull this time of year, the garden centre has lots of colourful bedding for you to use in your beds, pots and even hanging baskets. We have pansies and Violas in many colours, easy to grow and not forgetting cyclamen that will flower for months even bringing you right through until January/February of next year. You also still have time to get your Spring bulbs in place if you have not got round to it, get the most out of your space no matter how small, you ‘d be amazed at how much colour you can add in the form of bulbs.
Bear in mind if you are tight for time, we have a range of ready planted containers and hanging baskets for you to take home, so all the hard work is done, you just need to sit back and enjoy!