Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Autumn tips to get prepared for winter

YOUR crops have been harvested, and the summer colour has faded from your borders — but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s all over until next spring.

Autumn is a busy time in the garden, clearing away the decaying vegetation of the summer and preparing the garden for the cold winter months ahead. Let the big clear up begin!

• Remove greenhouse shading

By September, the days become shorter, and light is an increasingly valuable resource. Removing the shade paint in your greenhouse will maximise the sunlight available to your plants. A bit of scrubbing with some hot water will bring the glass up sparkling clean.

Pay attention to any gutters where trapped leaves will prevent rain water escaping from the roof of your greenhouse. Use this opportunity to replace any broken or damaged glass too.

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