Autumn is well and truly underway, fireworks light up the dark skies and as many of don our hats and gloves to celebrate Guy Fawkes please remember to check your bonfires for wildlife before you light them!! The garden is preparing itself for winter and borders are lit up with evergreens, coloured stems and berries giving their own wonderful display. The days are drawing in and the weather is cooler but there is still plenty to keep you busy and warm in the garden.
Weed the borders.
Cut back any remaining summer perennials.
Protect tender plants from frosts and don’t forget to move pots undercover.
Dahlias should be lifted and stored not forgetting to label what they are.
Clear ponds of fallen leaves.
Get the lawnmower serviced.
Anything bare root can now be planted such as trees, hedging and roses.
Gather fallen leaves and store in bin bags to make leaf mould.
Protect young plants from rabbit damage.
Clean out bird boxes and don’t forget to feed the birds.
Check your tools and clean the greenhouse.
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