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LIFESTYLE: Autumn Gardening
by Nicola Chappell of www.pouchbags.co.uk
Preparing the garden for Winter is a seeds will rot, so make sure they are finished flowering. It’s a good idea to
vital part of the annual growing cycle. dry before storing. You need to label leave some seed-heads for birds to
Time spent in the last of the Summer the envelopes immediately, so you eat, sunflower heads are a particular
and early-Autumn sunshine tidying, don’t forget what’s in each bag or favourite. Try not to be ‘too tidy’
cleaning and planning for next year envelope by next Spring! througout your garden, wild areas
helps to maintain a healthy garden. are a haven for beneficial insects and
Protect plants wildlife.
Plant bulbs Bring in tender plants under cover
In early Autumm plant daffodils, before the first frosts. Clean tools - Oil secatuers to prevent
crocuses, hyacinths, fritillarias, You can also tie bubble wrap around them from rusting. Clean spades and
erythroniums, irises. Tulips can be plant pots to stop them cracking in forks and put under cover.
planted later in October and even cold weather. Wash out pots – Throw out spent
into early November. compost from pots and use a stiff
Clear up fallen leaves brush to remove old soil and then
Collect seeds In late Autumn you can start to store upside down.
You need a supply of paper bags or compost leaves, your neighbours
envelopes to put the seed heads in wont thank you if you make a bonfire Plan for next year
as soon as they’re cut. Always try out of them! The cold winter months are a perfect
to harvest your seeds when it’s dry. time to research your planting
If you can’t avoid collecting damp General Maintenance scheme for next Spring. Order seed
seeds, lay them out separately on Tidy up beds – cut back dead stems catalogues now and start dreaming
newspaper to dry before putting and dead flower heads of perennials, about being back out in your garden
them together in paper bags. Wet and remove annuals that have putting all your plans into practice!
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