Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.
1 Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
2 Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
3 Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
4 Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
5 Plant out winter bedding
6 Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
7 Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well
8 Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
9 Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
10 Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting
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Lodsworth & District Garden Club
is for everyone interested in plants and gardening!
You are very welcome to join us no matter what type of garden
you have, be it large or small, established or new, a conservatory,
an allotment, a windowbox or pot plants on the patio. We want
to encourage interest in all types of gardening in our community, providing opportunities for our members to share gardening experience and increasing knowledge of plants and gardens.
We welcome new members to join the Lodsworth & District
Garden Club; the annual subscription is only £7.50 for individual members or £10.00 for families. Membership benefits include subsidised entry to our talks, workshops and visits, with discount
from a wide variety of local horticultural suppliers.
Please look at our contact page for details of becoming
a member of the LDGC and a full list of benefits.
We look forward to welcoming you!