Friday, 21 October 2011

Preparing your garden for winter

                                                              Pictures taken in Alberta Canada

  • Autumn  -it the prefect time to move plants or remove plants .
  • Now is the time to plant bulbs for spring as well as plant bare-root shrubs and trees.
  • Divide perennials.
  • Remove weeds and spent annuals from your beds.
  • Look out for pests and diseases, and take appropriate action.
  • Take root cuttings from perennials.
  • Wrap terracotta pots in bubble plastic or pack in mulch for frost protection.
  • Bring plants that need a frost-free minimum winter temperature into a mildly heated greenhouse or conservatory, or cool room in your home.
  • Harvest winter crops.
  • Wrap potted plants that need protection in low temperatures in layers of horticultural fleece before freezing weather strikes. Move the pot to a sheltered spot.
  • Apply mulch, don't do this to early, I suggest after the first freeze, this will prevent pests and disease.

    Check out my winter wildlife tips!

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