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Its Getting Colder – Keeping The Garden Blooming

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September 13, 2018 10:58 am

Did you know that autumn time is the perfect time to be doing the most gardening? I didn’t until last weekend, when I nipped to the garden centre to buy a new cheese plant from seeing a video on Facebook about how plants clean toxins in your home. I was Fascinated!

 

When buying my plant i got talking to an employee at Wyevale Garden Centre in Bolton. She began to tell me that autumn is the correct time to begin your gardening, ready for the next year. This is because if you don’t plant in autumn your flowers won’t blossom until the last week or two of spring and like me, most people are desperate for a lot of colour in their garden by that time.

spring garden

However, what should we be planting as the days get colder?

well, you can plant absolutely anything in the autumn as the soil will be warm and wet. The roots will grow nicely in the warm soil before the ground freezes over❄️❄️.

I also noticed that the garden centres are beginning their sales and bargains, which is an advantage! We can buy our cheap plants now, plant them and let them flourish and grow. So by the time it turns spring our gardens will be looking wonderful!🌷

The secret to Autumn planting is that you have a window of time before the frost starts, this is usually around October time.

 

Winter vegetables thrive in cooler weather, which will keep your garden looking greener for longer in the winter. Some Veg that you could plant 🍆🍅🌽 broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions and shallots, garlic, spring onions, broad beans, peas, asparagus, carrots, cabbage, radishes, kale, spinach. A well known fact in the gardening community is that root crops often do taste sweeter when they’re planted in colder temperatures.

You could also plant spring bulbs like daffodil, hyacinth, English bluebell and snowdrops in the autumn. You’ll be able to pick them up for next to nothing at your nearest garden centre as the sales begin.

 

My new cheese plant! 😊🍃🌿[/caption]

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