Removing any diseased leaves whether they be on the plant or on the ground is helpful at this time of year as it will reduce the chance of potential re-infection on new growth. Top Tip – Make sure that you destroy this foliage and don’t add it to your home compost.
The term ‘Perennial’ is used most frequently by gardeners to refer to a non-woody plant which performs year after year. These can also be evergreen or semi-evergreen and many of them can give us interest in the garden even throughout the Autumn and early Winter.
Giving our lawn some Autumn/Winter fertiliser will offer nutrients to encourage growth and help protect from disease. This also prepares the soil for the tough months ahead and it is geared up for the better weather. Once fertiliser has been applied its best to keep off the lawn as much as possible to avoid compacting the soil too much, except if it snows, sorry lawn but you will have to take one for the team if this happens as playing in the snow will be priority
Plant the bulb approximately twice the depth of the bulb, pointy end upwards, in either containers or in your garden bed/border. Bulbs are great for planting in groups rather than singly and they can be layered for a full season long performance. Simply layer them in a container with the larger bulbs being the deepest, add some compost, then place the medium bulbs and so on. The depth of the first layer of bulbs depends on how many layers you are aiming for.