Be brutal Get groundwork done Cut back shrubs Check stakes and ties
Deadhead agapanthus unless you really want them everywhere, including in your neighbours' gardens. If you've had a hot, dry summer, cultivate and add plenty of organic matter to hard, compacted soils. Good ground preparation will make a big difference to autumn planting. Cut back shrubs that don’t flower in winter or early spring, and feed those that do. Camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas will respond with glorious winter blooms Check out all your stakes and ties. Remove those that are no longer needed and adjust those that are.