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Autumn

As the nights  draw in, the gardener is busy as ever.  End of season tidy-ups on the one hand, and preparation for the winter and beyond on the other. Not forgetting, of course,  to enjoy the often colourful here and now of the autumn garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps you need some help with some of the following:

 

  • Autumn shrub pruning / end of season tidy and clearance.
  • Lawn care (now is a good time for aerating compacted lawns, and scarifying mossy lawns).
  • Lawn re-seeding/ patching / turfing (early autumn is the best time as the soil is warm and moist).
  • Planting of trees and shrubs (again, early autumn is the ideal time).
  • Planting spring bulbs (look out for distinctive bulbs, such as ornamental alliums and snake’s-head fritillary, as well as the old favourites).
  • Planting of winter containers (eg. heathers and violas, with evergreen foliage plants and  early spring bulbs).
  • Fleece-wrap tender palms/cordylines  before frost and snow damage occurs.
  • Leaf clearance (build up of leaves on lawns will damage the lawn).

 

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