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Whilst exploring the site you may wish to visit our Garden Tool Gift Packs range and check out Wills Garden Blog which is full of useful seasonal gardening tips to help you in the Garden throughout the year. Here's a snippet of the latest blog titled "10 Things to do in the Garden before Winter":
As the plants in our Garden take their last gasps before freezing temperatures, most gardeners put in their own last ditch effort to get everything finished before the frost sets in. So to help you on your way I've put together a list of 10 things to do in the garden before winter.
1. The first on my list is to make a list!
A list always helps so make a note of these top 10 gardening tips that you must do in the next few weeks.
Give yourself room to add more items that you always forget until you look in the garden and say, “Ahhh, I need to do this as well.” Separate your gardening chores list into categories such as planting, cleaning, storing or pruning. Some tasks are hard to categorise, so add a miscellaneous category.
2. Get Planting
Hardened gardeners know August can be a great time for planting, especially trees and shrubs. Cool weather as the plants go dormant puts less strain on the root system. In fact, you want cool temperatures for tree and shrub root growth. So long as the ground isn’t freezing, the roots should be growing.
The planting hole is important. Dig a wide hole no deeper than the root ball of the plants. The wider, the better. Roots prefer to spread out, and seldom go down. Once planted be sure not to compact the soil too much, just crumb the soil so it’s loose when you cover the roots.
The sooner you plant the tree or shrub, the better you’ll be especially if the ground freezes before Dec. 1st.
Bulbs should be planted now for next spring’s bloom. Ensure you follow the guidelines on the pack and don't skimp on digging
the correct depth hole, a 2inch
hole will not suffice if 6inches
You may consider planting bulbs
half as close as the package says. This can provide a smart effect and allows you to cut some of the early blooms, especially if you plant them in the masses.
You can also try planting pots of pansies, flowering kale or cabbage and keeping your fingers crossed that this winter will be as mild as last year. If it’s not, the plants may not make it through December. Loosely covering the pansies with straw as it gets cold might help. Might. Otherwise, be prepared to plant them in early spring.