47: Getting Your Garden Autumn-Ready – with Roz Chandler

Welcome back, flower enthusiasts! In this solo episode, Roz delves into the essential autumn tasks to keep your garden thriving. As the summer blooms fade, it's time to prepare for the winter ahead. Join Roz as she shares her expert tips for a flourishing garden come spring.

Here are the key points covered in today's episode:

  • Dividing Perennials: Discover why autumn is the perfect time to rejuvenate overcrowded perennials. Learn how this not only revitalizes your plants but also provides you with new additions for your garden or to share with friends.
  • Planting Bulbs: Get a head start on spring by planting bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. Learn the best practices for ensuring a vibrant display.
  • Autumn Rose Care: Roz walks you through the steps for ensuring your roses are in top shape for the coming seasons. From pruning to managing diseases, you'll have your roses thriving.
  • General Pruning: Find out which shrubs to prune now for a healthier garden next year.
  • Creating Leaf Mould: Learn how to turn fallen leaves into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner. Roz shares the best techniques for incorporating leaf mould into your gardening routine.
  • Compost Management: Discover the art of balancing green and brown waste to create the most nourishing compost for your soil.
  • Tool Care and Storage: Get your gardening tools ready for next year by cleaning and sharpening them now. Proper storage will ensure they last for seasons to come.
  • Polytunnel and Greenhouse Clean-Up: Roz provides step-by-step guidance on preparing these vital spaces for winter. A clean and organized environment sets the stage for a successful growing season.
  • Protecting Tender Plants: Learn how to safeguard delicate or rare plants from frost. Whether it's using fleece or providing indoor shelter, Roz has you covered.
  • Supporting Wildlife: Roz emphasizes the importance of providing food and water sources for wildlife as they prepare for winter. Discover how you can create a haven for small animals and birds in your garden.
  • Pond Care: If you have a pond, Roz offers valuable tips for autumn maintenance. From clearing debris to caring for fish, ensure your aquatic ecosystem thrives.

As we approach the end of the growing season, let's gear up for a spectacular 2024! Don't forget to check out the additional resources via the links below and join our community on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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