Passing the time at home tending to your garden? It’s great for your wellbeing and there are so many little jobs in Autumn. Our gardens will be looking lovely by the end of this time!
Firstly I’m pulling out any little weeds which have grown through the mulch layer and removing any dead plants from the summer heat and diseased branches on the roses.
Beautiful stocks, cosmos, foxglove, crysanthemum, agapanthus and alyssum can all self seed so I’m going let them hang in there and drop their little seeds into the soil so I may have some volunteer flowers to grow the next year.
Hydrandea limelights can also be trimmed back towards the end of Autumn and it’s a good time to do a light trim of your roses too.
Continue to shape any pleached trees and shaped shrubs such as port wine magnolia, pittosporum balls, buxus hedging, vibernium and don’t forget to deadhead your lavender.
If you have any spring bulbs already purchased, now is the time to get these in. I have gladioli bulbs in white and violet which are stunning and you can leave these in the soil over winter.
Flowering seeds you can plant at this time are allysum, poppies, calendula, catnip, cornflower blue ball, dephiniums, gypsophila and hollyhock, lavender and lupins.