top of page
Search
  • Writer's picturemelaniekerr

Autumn Gardening: Gardening Jobs to do this Season

The bright and colourful resplendent autumnal days are coming thick and fast now. Whilst the array of colours outside start to fade and all you want to do is cosy up inside with a log fire and and a warming drink, your plants however, will also appreciate a little wrapping up too!

Bubble wrap is perfect to keep your container plants warm and insulated. Protect them from the elements by moving to warmer sheltered spots and bring any particularly tender plants to the greenhouse or garage. It’s also a good idea to raise containers up from the ground to prevent waterlogging.



Whilst your garden will be starting to look a bit bare now is a great time to think ahead to spring and plant bulbs like daffodils, tulips and crocuses. Those little green shoots that will start emerging after winter and will be a welcome launch into a colourful spring.


Plant bulbs in containers or direct in to soil, but try to cover the bulbs with twice the depth of soil

or peat free compost.



Jobs for this time of year:


Jobs to do in the Flower Borders:

Deadheading is a must if you want to extend the flowering season - many plants will keep going well into October. Watering camellias and rhododendrons at this time of year will ensure that next year's buds development.

Autumn leaves are a great carbon source for compost bins and are ideal for making a good time to create somewhere to store it all.

Whilst in the throes of tidying, you may be tempted to do a little bit of pruning, but try not to get too enthusiastic as trees and shrubs shouldn’t be pruned till late winter or early spring. Beech, Hazel and Hawthorn trees however should be pruned, likewise climbing roses and shrub roses

should be pruned to protect your roses from wind rot.

Jobs for the Veg & Fruit Borders:

Its apple season. To test if they’re ripe, gently lift them in the palm of your hand and they should come away easily.

Make sure to pick off any rotting fruits from pear, apple and stone fruit trees to stop the spread of disease.



Time to cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leaving the new green canes for next year, making sure to tie them to give them support.


Plants & Seeds to Sow this Season:

Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in the year such as pansy, foxgloves and wallflowers. Autumn-flowering plants, such as sedum make great border fillers.


The very hardy 'Perpetual' spinach can be sown outdoors this month for winter harvest. Lamb's lettuce is a fully hardy crop which can be sown outdoors now for cropping throughout the autumn and winter.Jobs for September Plants & Seeds to Sow


Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in the year such as pansy, foxgloves and wallflowers. Autumn-flowering plants, such as sedum make great border fillers.

The very hardy 'Perpetual' spinach can be sown outdoors this month for winter harvest.


Lamb's lettuce is a fully hardy crop which can be sown outdoors now for cropping throughout the autumn and winter.


As always if you are stuck for ideas, or need help with your garden, hit that link and get in touch.





8 views0 comments

Comentários


bottom of page