Don’t take my word for it though – visit the RHS website if you don’t believe me!
- Treat your lawn to an autumn feed. Don’t just use what you had left from spring though. It’s different stuff. This time of the year you want to encourage root growth not top growth. Too much top growth can harbour disease and pests, whereas strong root growth will help your lawn prepare to burst forth with new vigour in the spring.
- Protect tender plants before the first sustained frosts (RHS say first frosts, but we’ve already had those here!) by moving indoors or wrapping in fleece. Remember though to remove the wrapping if we do happen to get a long mid winter mild spell to prevent plants sweating and moulding.
- Cut back your berry canes. Remove any canes which have fruited this year all the way to the ground, leaving this year’s growth to produce luscious berries again next year.