Posts tagged Autumn

Photinia x Fraseri ‘Red Robin&#...

As welcome in the garden as the bird it is named after, Photinia x Fraseri ‘Red Robin’ is a fiery Harbringer of spring and summer. A fine display of long, gleaming leaves makes the Photinia a cheerful shrub throughout the year. ‘Red Robin’ is a hybrid, the result of crossing Photinia Glabra with Photinia Serulata, whi [...]

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 [...]

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