Posts in category Autumn

Late Autumn

NOVEMBER This is the season for bonfires, and for gathering up leaves to add to the summer’s lawn mowings to make compost. Plant bare-rooted trees and shrubs while the weather permits, and protect hellebores from mud splashes. They will reward you with their waxen blooms in the depths of winter. TREES AND SHRUBS Continue to plant de [...]

Mid-Autumn

OCTOBER Now trees and shrubs flare into autumn colour, the last of the border flowers are picked and only a few chrysanthemums and dahlias are left to defy the frosts. This is a good time to apply slow-acting fertilisers, such as bone meal. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant new trees and shrubs, including heaths and heathers, and stake standard speci [...]

Early Autumn

SEPTEMBER This is the period  for tidying up, for putting things to rights and preparing for the coming winter.  The gardener would also be wise to devote some consideration to the requirements of the coming spring and, towards the end of the period, clear the ground of summer bedding plants, and fork it over. TREES AND SHRUBS Feed half-har [...]

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