As we take a step further into autumn, the chills in the air mean we need to protect our plants from the increased likelihood of frost. Not only that, but now is the perfect time to take stock in the garden and ensure that all tools and equipment are in good nick ready for use next year. Just because the garden seems quieter, it doesn’t mean there are no flowers and foliage to make a firework of colour this month. In fact, these top ten plants will add some vibrancy to your displays.
With Bonfire Night just a day away, ensure you take steps to celebrate safely. Not only do you need to look out for yourself, children and pets, but also wildlife. Hedgehogs need to be taken care for at this time of the year, so use these tips for bonfire safety.
With the darker evenings comes the realisation that Christmas is just around the corner. So get into the festive spirit a bit earlier this year and join me for my next Facebook Live for Illumination Street on Weds 10th November at 2pm where I’ll be sharing some of my favourite seasonal plants and tips on how to make a fantastic festive display.
This time of year is also the time to get ahead by planting spring flowering bulbs for spectacular displays next year. These are some of the best bulbs to plant in autumn for bursts of colour in spring.
For more garden inspiration, you can also catch me on Love Your Garden on Tuesday nights on ITV and on Love Your Weekend, Sunday mornings from 9am.