perparing for next year

The mornings are becoming cooler and the season is beginning to change.Its not quite time over for flowers as there are many that will flower for a long while yet.Its time to plant those wallflowers in a spare patch to grow on and to get seed from the flowers as they go over such as sweetpeas.I am getting ready to get those spring bulbs planted before the earth becomes cold such as tulips and dig up those spring ones that need to go into shed as the tubers when they finish flowering.The Apple has been pruned and the grape vine in october and no later.The final clip for some hedges and to sort out the pond plants that need to be divided.Choosing the spring bulbs is my favorite and hopefully they will bloom next spring .A busy time for gardener.image 


  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,930

    I emptied a few pots last week ready for planting bulbs and the one's planted in the garden are in bottomless pots so they could be found again at the end of the summer. There's also half a dozen primula's behind the GH ready to come out again, not sure when the best time is to repot them?

    Can't decide what to buy in the bulb department, I'd like some nice aliums, and snow drops are a must for next year. There's already lots of crocus and dafs. Tulips did well this year so will try some different varieties next year.

    Is it too early to start thinking of autumn, I love it when the leaves start changing colour. 

  • Oh Verdun, stop being such a misery image

    Everytime I look outside, I see change. I see plants grow from tiny seedlings, to beautiful works of art. I see them develop and grow throughout their seasons, and then, when they've set their seeds and die, I watch the next generation grow. It's all about embracing the circle of life for me.


  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Am planning the garden for next year and have just bought some horticultural fleece. Greenhouse is also on order!

  • im with you Verdun, my old greenhouse is going to be dismantled this weeked and the new base will be put down for my new BIGGER greenhouse ready to house the cannas and other not hardy plants growing in pots. lots of space for everything i want to grow next year.

    next spring is always something to look forward to image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,930

    Good luck with the GH Blairs, you'll look back this time next year and wonder why you didn't get one years agoimage. Enjoy your bigger GH little-ann.

    Will be borrowing my friends children soon, for a day in the park, collecting leaves. This year they'll be able to see what they turn into from the stash they collected last year and can help to mulch the veg beds when we get backimage.  

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