As we say goodbye to Summer we also open the door to a new season. Autumn is a fantastic season in nature including your garden. The shorter, cooler days provide plants with a welcome rest from the hot and dry season of summer. Trees and deciduous shrubs provide us with their stunning display of autumnal colours and berries. We can enjoy the harvests from our vegetable patches and have time to contemplate our gardening successes and failures of the past growing season. Autumn also presents many opportunities and jobs to be undertaken in the garden.
Tullyvin Garden Centre hope to inspire and help you gain the most from your garden. We have compiled a few tips for Autumn gardening to guide you through this season.
Bulb Planting Season
One of the major jobs in Autumn is planting Spring Flowering Bulbs. Daffodils, Tulips, Snowdrops, Bluebells, Crocus and Allium bulbs can be planted from September to December to provide us with fabulous Spring colour.
Look After The Wild Birds
As the colder weather starts to set in and natural food sources become scarce it is important as gardeners that we help to feed and provide shelter for our feathered friends. By encouraging birds to our gardens we are also helping our garden. Birds are fantastic natural pest controllers and will help control plant pests such as slugs, snails, caterpillars and insects. Attracting birds also allows us to observe and enjoy our local wildlife up close.
The Veg Garden
Autumn doesn't have to mean that everything stops!
Tree And Shrub Planting
Autumn is a great time to plant Trees and Shrubs. The soil is still warm, moist and easy to work in Autumn. Take advantage of this by planting at this time of year. The heat of the soil will encourage rapid root development without the need for major watering unlike Spring and Summer.