Jobs for mid autumn

The Vegetable garden

  • Any heavy clay soils can be dug over and left rough for the frost to break down
  • Store you pumpkins and squash in a frost free place

The Fruit garden

  • Leave some fruit for the birds, but anything diseased¬† or with pests is best picked up and got rid of.

The Flower garden

  • Start to cut back any shrubs like budleias which are likely to get damaged by winter winds. Just reduce the height and use some of the shoots as hardwood cuttings. Treat like the roses.
  • Frost is now very likely, lift any frost tender plants. Dahlias seem to be fine with a very good mulch.

 

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