GAR­DEN­ING TIPS FOR AU­TUMN/ WIN­TER

Devon Life - - The Lady Horticulturist -

De­cide on plant­ing schemes for bulbs for ex­cit­ing spring dis­plays.

Prune hedges.

Mulching – it is im­por­tant to care for your soil as you will get a good re­turn on your plant­ing. Al­ways make sure the mulch is a good fin­ger thick­ness and not too close to the neck of the plant, this will help with mois­ture lev­els, in­creased fer­til­ity and sup­press the weeds.

Split­ting and di­vid­ing plants and stor­ing un­til spring is a good way to in­crease more stock to fill in spa­ces in the bor­ders and save money.

Or­der vegetable and flower seeds. Clean pots and glasshouses. Turn your com­post heap.

Tak­ing pho­tos through­out the year en­ables you to re­flect on how the gar­den has de­vel­oped and where im­prove­ments are needed.

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