Autumn

Well it is definitely turning chilly, almost a frost last night! However when the sun shines, there is still plenty to get on with in the garden. 

As well as buying lots of lovely shrubs and trees to add that lovely autumn colour it really is time to get everything cleaned up before the weather really turns for the worse. It is an ideal time to cut back perennials and either divide and reposition things which have got too bushy or are poorly positioned. Dig up any annuals which are finished to give the best benefit to your autumn flowering shrubs, especially the evergreens and those with lovely winter colours.

It really is time to get everything cleaned up before the weather really turns for the worse.

When winter starts to loom it is all about getting a nice structure in the garden and letting the stars have centre stage. The lawn probably needs a good cut and the edges neatening and maybe a moss killer will help smarten up the effect.

Check on any tender plants which need moving to a sheltered position, or indoors or to the greenhouse or a cold space. It is also a good time to give the greenhouse a really good clean, getting rid of any pests and debris, it won't be long before you are looking at the seed catalogues and starting all over, ready for spring.