This week's jobs around the garden

Autumn is traditionally the best time to plant in the garden for several reasons. 

The ground temperature is still warm as the frost and snow hasn’t come yet, allowing the new plants a chance to establish before the new growing season next spring.

Watering is less of an issue as the plants don’t need as much during the autumn as they do if planted in midsummer and nature is more likely to help out in that regard over the next few months.

Birds and other wildlife will take refuge in our gardens over the winter and do look at planting something to help them.

Perhaps some berried Skimmia, holly or Pyracnatha which will all offer, not only food, but also a safe refuge in which to nest.

Remember the more birds and hedgehogs you have in your garden then the less slugs and snails you will have next year as these are the natural predators to these garden pests.


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