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Mulch Your Garden
Mulches such as Landscape Bark help soil retain moister, inhibit weeds and protect the roots of plants.
Tip: Short of time? Just mulch the base of plants.
Add as pyracantha and cotoneaster.
Tip: Berries will also help feed birds during the winter months.
Feed Our Friends
Support birds with food such as seed mix, fat balls and mealworms.
Tip: Berry bearing plants, such as pyracantha and rowan, are also an excellent food source and look in your garden.
Plant Roses, Trees, Climbers & Shrubs
Plant hardy plants while the ground is warm and moist.
Tip: Use RootGrow when planting to promote strong root growth and healthy establishment.
Autumn containers are a great way to add colour to your garden.
Tip: Combine shrubs, such as skimmia, box and hebes with bedding plants for instant impact.
Now is the best time to lay turf – the soil is still warm from the summer and moist with autumn rain.
Tip: Prepare your soil; eliminate weeds, use a Lawn and Turf Dressing and level.
Plant Fruit Trees
For a glorious blossom come spring, plant fruit trees now.
Plant Fruit Bushes
Plant fruit bushes such as raspberries and blackcurrants and be rewarded with an abundance of summer fruit.
Tip: If you’re short of space then grow suitable varieties in containers.
Herbs All Year
Grow an indoor herb garden with chives, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, parsley and mint.
Tip: Choose a sunny spot near a window, as herbs need natural light.
Put life back into your beds and containers with violas, cyclamen and pansies.
Brighten Your Garden
Asters and chrysanthemums give great autumn colour, as long as you deadhead them.
Plant grasses now to give great height, texture and movement to your garden.
Recommendations: Pennisetum ‘Fountain Grass’ and Festuca ‘Intense Blue’.
Give shrubs a light prune using secateurs, to keep then in shape.
Tip: Deadhead shrubs and roses, removing and diseased leaves, stems and suckers.
Fill gaps in your borders with evergreens, which give structure and year round interest.
Tip: Soak the pot for up to an hour in a bucket of water before planting.
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