Autumn may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try out new ideas in your garden.
In this blog post, we have compiled a list of 5 things you can do in your garden this autumn.
Our top 5 gardening tips include;
- Growing flowers
- Planting spring bulbs
- Deadheading plants
- Rake leaf litter
- Plant autumn-winter containers
Grow winter flowers
Although the days may be shorter, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your garden. Utilise the winter daylight and spend time planting winter flowers in your garden. Although many plants are dormant over winter, there are some plants that still flower during cold temperatures. There are many perennials available on the market.
Prepare your garden for spring
Bulbs are a great way to inject colour into your garden and brighten up your borders ready for spring.
But when is the best time to plant bulbs in the garden?
Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths should be planted by the end of September. Summer flowering bulbs – lilies, alliums and crocosmia – should be planted by the end of September/ early October. Tulips, for example, can be planted in November.
Sart deadheading plants
The RHS refers to deadheading as ‘the removal of flowers from plants when they are fading or dead’. Plants often lose their appeal once they have faded, losing their overall appearance. Regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and more flowers. Autumn is a great time to deadhead plants and revitalise them ready for the spring/ summer.
Rake the leaf litter in the garden
Autumn is a great time to clear the leaf litter which is clogging up the drains, borders and the garden. You may want to consider raking the leaves when they are dry and crisp to get the best results.
Plant autumn-winter containers
For those who are looking to cure the winter blues, autumn-winter planters are an affordable and creative way to do it. There are many winter flowers available on the market including; bright flowers, vivid berries, evergreen foliage and colour stems which can all be combined to make great planters. For planter ideas, visit gardenersworld.com.
Keep the cold outside this winter
Once you have completed all of your winter chores on the garden, it is nice to go inside a nice warm house. Ensure your house is thermal efficient this winter with new uPVC windows and doors.
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