There are plenty of little jobs to be done over the next couple of months. Spending
the time now will see your garden cope & look better till the end of winter & you
will have less to do when spring comes around!
 

Transplant.

During Autumn you can safely transplant plants into another section of your garden.
 
transplanting plants 
 
Make sure that you take a considerable amount of the root ball and the soil.  Ensure
that you prepare the new planting hole in advance so the plant can be planted straight
away.  Remember to water it in well and keep an eye on it supplying suplimentary
water until it has settled in.
 
You will need to cut the plant back to “take the pressure off”.  Less foliage to feed will
allow the plant to work on getting its roots established.  Don’t trim any more than 1/3
of the foliage away at any given time.  Once the plant has recovered and starts to
shoot you can trim more should you need to.
 
If you are unsure, take a look at our helpful “How to” video here.
 

Trim.

After all the rain we have had & the ongoing warm, humid days, plants are
continuing to grow. To ensure your garden doesn’t look overgrown and ratty by
late winter, take the time now to trim.
 
Trimming a shrub
 
Light pruning now will ensure plants will maintain great shape over the coming
months and getting this done now will give them time to recover before the
winter sets in.
 
If you are unsure, take a look at our helpful “How to” video here.

Fertilize.

After a long hot summer plants may be needing a little boost to get them through
the cooler months to come.
 
Fertilizing 
 
Support your plants with slow release fertilizer or mulch, mulch, mulch!! Potted
plants can also get some TLC before the winter months set in. Trim dead leaves
and flower heads from the plant & replenish potting mix using a premium potting
mix. Premium potting mixes contain all that is needed for your plants to thrive
including slow release fertilizer. If you are not topping up potting mix then apply
a slow release fertilizer suitable for potted plants or indoor plants.
 
Most plants in the garden don’t need fertilizing if they are regularly mulched with a
composting mulch such as hardwood mulch or forest mulch. Utilize the coming
cooler months to reapply mulch to your gardens so when Spring arrives you have
more time for other things.