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Month by Month

A regular column by Lauren Wall of Hollybeck Nurseries

Autumn is Here!

Autumn is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful seasons of all. Who can resist the gleaming shades of crimson and gold as the leaves start to fall? There is something particularly magical about this time of year and it is impossible not to be mesmerised by its beauty.

There is a definite chill in the air, nights are drawing in, and it is time to get planning for the winter months ahead.

There is plenty to be doing in the garden this month, and here are our top October tips;

Feed your lawns with an autumn and winter lawn enhancer, or an autumn lawn, feed, weed and moss killer treatment

Cut back herbaceous perennials that have died down

Divide herbaceous perennials and rhubarb crowns

Prune climbing roses to an outward facing bud

Harvest apples, pears, grapes, raspberries and nuts. Why not use your harvest to create a wonderful home baked pie!

Move tender plants indoors as early frosts may damage them

Take hardwood cuttings now, Sambucus and Hydrangea are great for cutting.

Collect fallen leaves and put on your compost heap

Plant Spring flowering bulbs now

Prepare for frosts and colder weather, ensure you are prepared with fleece and bubble wrap

Lawn seed can still be applied now

With the late summer sun still present, it is easy to forget about the threat of approaching frosts. Be aware of dropping temperatures and protect any frost tender plants you may have to prevent damage or loss. This can be done easily by applying fleece, or simply moving to a sheltered area.

There is still plenty of time to plant Spring flowering bulbs. There are many different varieties to choose from, why not try something different this year? Be sure to look out for new varieties and colours! Dig out your old pots and get filling them with bulbs!

Plant of the month

Look out for Nandina ‘Twilight’ in your local garden centre! An absolutely stunning variety of the ever popular ornamental bamboo family. Reaching 1.2m in height the striking foliage provides a display of cream, green and bronze all year with small white flowers in the summer.

Also New This Month

Another great new variety to look out for this month is Loropetalum ‘Ruby Runner’. Bearing fragrant, pink, star like flowers in late winter, this eye catching evergreen is ideal for any sunny border or specimen pot. Look out for this new variety in your local garden centre today!

Be sure to enjoy the colourful delights that October brings to your garden.


Autumn is Here - It’s all about the Bulbs…

Get planting your spring flowering bulbs now! We have a superb selection of loose bulbs on sale to give you colour from February through to June!

Have your summer hanging baskets now finished? Why not come along to our winter hanging basket workshop on Thursday 13th October at 9:30am or 3:30pm. For £22 you will learn all you need to know about how to keep your hanging baskets looking their best this autumn and winter . Enjoy a tea/coffee plus a piece of cake before planting up a hanging basket to take home! All equipment is included in the price, booking is essential.

Keep your garden looking beautiful this month with some of our fantastic autumn care products!

Be sure to enjoy the colours that this month brings and keep gardening with Hollybeck!

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Nandina ‘Twilight’

Loropetalum ‘Ruby Runner’