Tag Archives: autumn

Get outside with a rug and patio heater

By | November 19, 2017

Although we’ve had one or two frosts, this autumn has been remarkably mild. Roses are still in bloom in many places and, amazingly, sweet peas are in flower in some Scottish gardens facing the North Sea. The autumnal leaves are looking good, though we’re losing them quickly now, and the berries are gleaming. The garden… Read More »

Enjoying and caring for late-flowering roses

By | October 4, 2017

Some roses flower well into October and beyond, either because they flower for much of the year or because they have a good second flush of blooms from late summer. It’s tempting at this time of year just to leave these late-flowering blooms, but a bit of attention will improve the plants’ health and vigour,… Read More »

Why rattan furniture makes an excellent choice for the autumn

By | September 30, 2017

Autumn has some fabulous days when it’s an excellent choice to be outside. It’s a lovely time of year to be out and about in the garden or going for walks. That special autumnal mixture is like nothing else: glorious sunshine, dropping temperatures, high winds and wonderfully coloured falling leaves, sudden rain and a slight… Read More »

A patio heater can benefit your outdoor space

By | September 28, 2017

Even though summer is over it’s still very nice to sit outside in the garden or on patios, terraces and balconies. Rugs, jumpers and a patio heater help to take off any slight coolness or deeper chill. If you’ve got an outdoor space take as much advantage of it as you can! Enjoy your outdoor… Read More »

Plant summer-fruiting and autumn-fruiting raspberries

By | November 16, 2016

Raspberries! You can keep your strawberries! Raspberries are my favourite soft fruit. And as there are both summer-fruiting and autumn-fruiting varieties, the season for rasp-lovers is long, running from July to October or even November. Raspberries are very easy to grow and now, from November to March, is the best time to plant them, as… Read More »

Michaelmas daisies boost the garden with warm autumn colour

By | September 25, 2016

Michaelmas daisies can provide warm autumn colour in late summer and autumn when most flowers are coming to an end. Bees love their open flowers. Michaelmas daisies Michaelmas daisies (sometimes called asters) are perennials which grow in clumps. I am an old romantic and I love those tall, abundant swathes of purple that take you… Read More »

Protect tender plants and take the tomatoes in hand this autumn

By | September 9, 2016

As the cooler weather of autumn arrives, it’s time for us to help the last of the tomatoes to ripen and to protect more tender plants. Time has flown and here we are in September. Like it or not, the summer is bowing out and the autumn’s gales and rain will soon be coming on… Read More »

Autumn flowering bulbs gleam from September to November

By | July 17, 2016

I don’t want to jinx the weather if it’s gloriously sunny and your plans include relaxing in the garden or being out and about. Autumn will seem far, far away. But if it’s a little cool and that fleece jacket seems rather tempting, it won’t be difficult to imagine autumn. Whatever the weather, now is… Read More »