Gardening - Winter Colour
The leaves have been falling fast, and so have the temperatures… winter is definitely nearly here. However, that does not mean there is nothing to be done in the garden!
Firstly, you still have time to plant daffodil and tulip bulbs for a magnificent start to next year’s spring time display, however you should get this done in early November! Planting tulip bulbs at this time in the year prevents Tulip Fire, a fungal disease which is caused by Botrytis tulipae fungus and can destroy your beautiful tulip plants! Also, try planting up a terracotta pot of hyacinth bulbs for a simple but stunning display next spring.
If in need of some winter colour to brighten up your days, plant heathers, grasses and trailing ivy in pots. November is also the last month to plant your winter bedding plants such as pansies, primroses, and polyanthus – get them in ASAP!
With Christmas fast approaching, cut a few stems of holly with berries in order to make Christmas garlands. Stand them in a bucket of water in a sheltered spot, so that our feathered friends can’t get to them…