Jobs to do in your November Garden

hedgehog in leaves

Good gardening days are rare this month, which is all the more reason for taking full advantage of the few suitable days – there’s always something to see and do in the garden! Although flowers can be scarce, there are still berries, evergreen foliage and bark to add interest on even the dullest of days. You can warm yourself up … Read More

Maintenance Jobs for the October Garden

Autumn colours in gardens, woodlands and parks are at their best now. The frosty nights and clear sunny days we often get at this time of year bring out the intensity of colour in leaves and shrubs. Winter hasn’t kicked in just yet and in a well-designed garden the warmth of autumn displays can be cherished for a few more … Read More

How to Make Compost at Home

composting at home

How to Make Compost at Home –  Easily As the autumn leaves fall, this is the perfect time of year to start a compost heap. This article is to show you how to make compost at home and the reason it is important is because the best gift you can give your garden is to improve the soil.  If you … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month for October: Schizostylis coccinea

Such an exotic-looking plant but very hardy, reliable and so easy to lift and divide; I think every garden should have a clump of these plants. They make good cut flowers and the narrow, sword-shaped leaves are attractive all year round, making it ideal for a mixed border. It works well with other late flowering perennials, such as asters, sedums … Read More

October is the Perfect Time to Plant Bulbs

a single red tulip

Now is the perfect time to plant bulbs in your garden, before the ground becomes too wet or cold. Don’t buy bulbs that are squashy. They should be hard, like an onion. I aim to buy bulbs that will give a succession of colour from the first snowdrops to the last alliums in May. Spring-flowering bulbs can be planted in … Read More