News From the Garden
The season has certainly changed! Hope your garden hasn't been battered too badly by the terrible weather we've been having. On the plus side, the Michaelmas daisies are looking wonderful with splashes of colour from Heleniums, sedums and the second flowering season for the roses.
The RHS top 10 jobs for the month:
1 - Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
2 - Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
3 - Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
4 - Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
5 - Plant out winter bedding
6 - Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
7 - Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well
8 - Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
9 - Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
10 - Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting - make sure you check for hibernating hedgehogs first.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on 20th November The minutes of last year's meeting can be found here. Don't forget our Willow Weaving workshop on the 30th November too.
If you're interested in historic gardens have a look at the Gloucestershire Gardens and Landscapes trust website. We've also been contacted by a school in upstate New York who wanted to share a website they found about greenhouse design. You can have a look at it here