Talking of flowers, we must not neglect the flower beds: dead heading, trimming back where necessary and generally tidying up. Which raises a question, “Do we leave the bedding plants like geraniums and fuchsias to die back and take out ready to bed up with wintering flowers, or leave them to over-winter?”
Where they were left in last autumn they have given a wonderful display this year, but can we guarantee another mild winter?
If we have had a hot dry summer the lawns will need some attention especially when we have had some rain. Time then to give the grass an Autumn feed.
I have been reading that there is not a lot to do in the gardens in the winter, so go on holiday. I think that was written with tongue in cheek. The other half of the story is go on holiday in the summer at your peril and face the disasters when you return home.
Fortunately, I have good neighbours who will keep an eye on things.
Tip for the month :- Prepare your plans for Spring Bulb planting.