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How to make the most of your garden during Autumn

14 November 2018

Guest blogger

Brockhole on Windermere is always the place to be during Autumn, especially with all the fiery colours and dramatic landscapes! This time of year is when I enjoy gardening the most. My talented team of gardeners help enhance the Thomas Mawson designed gardens for all visitors to enjoy and feel inspired by! During the changing season, we have been busy cutting yew hedges and features, clearing beds, planting thousands of bulbs and mulching with our own compost.

Here are a few ideas of how you can celebrate the changing season:

  • Bulb planting is great! Most spring flowering bulbs can be planted from the end of September until the end of November. But if required, you can still plant Tulips in December. The best results for snowdrops is planting them in February. It may look odd planting them as fully formed plants with fading flowers but trust us, they will be better next year.

  • Planting up pots and hanging baskets - We have been ripping out our tender summer displays and planting various spring flowering bulbs, pansies, cyclamen and primulas for a bit of winter colour.
  • Pruning –  We follow the books when it comes to pruning. We won’t kill any plants but may sacrifice some flowers for a year or so. Create space to allow more plants!
  • Leaf clearance – This is not exactly glamorous but either little by little or all in one go, clearing leaves from lawns help the grass and composted leaves after a couple of years make great mulch for beds and borders.

Find out more about the Brockhole on Windermere garden and make sure to keep an eye out for more of our top tips to gardening success! We hope to see you wandering the gardens soon.

Author: Iain Turnbull

Head Gardener
Brockhole on Windermere

Guest blogger

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