Ardcarne Garden Centre
• Job of the week: Plant bluebells & spring bulbs
This is a great time to plant bulbs for adding a splash of colour to your garden and containers next spring. You’ll find a huge range now at Ardcarne Garden Centre, including tulips, daffodils, alliums, crocus, fritillarias and a range of bulbs for naturalising such as Bluebells and Snowdrops.
Trim back lavender if you haven’t done so already.
Plant Hyacinths in pots of free-draining compost
Plant new perennials into beds so they can put down new roots before winter
• Fruit & veg:
Continue to harvest crops as they mature.
Store onions that have been dried, plaiting them into strings
Apply barrier glue or grease bands to fruit trees against winter moth
Reduce watering and feeding as plants are growing more slowly
Bring tender plants indoors for winter
Watch out for vine weevil grubs in the soil as they’ll be eating roots
• Around the garden:
Re-seed bare patches in the lawn while the weather is still warm
Give evergreen hedges a final trim while there’s still time for recovery before winter
Cut back early flowering perennials that have already died back for the winter. Compost all the old stems and leaves.