Top tips for Autumn and Winter

Head gardener at Trewithen Gardens, Gary Long, provides you with his top tips for Autumn and Winter:

  1. Clear dead leaves from lawns ASAP.

  2. Repair damaged patches re-seed/re-turf.

  3. Plant Clematis against walls, trees and fences.

  4. Plant/divide perennials.

  5. Lift Begonias, Dahlia and Gladioli rootstock.

  6. Cut down perennials and grasses (if not for winter display).

  7. Layer shrubs, a natural form of propagation. Leave for at least 12-18 months before removal from mother plant.

  8. Prune climbing roses.

  9. Renovate deciduous hedges if needed.

  10. Prune young trees, formative pruning for shape.

  11. Check supports, tree ties etc.

  12. Coppice and pollard trees Eucalyptus, Paulownia, Salix, Tillia.

  13. Check weather forecasts for frosts and snowfall!

  14. Bracket fungus on trees is visible at this time of year. If the tree is in poor health it is worth calling in a tree surgeon for a professional opinion.

  15. Be prepared!!

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Where did your Garden Grow? Or Around the World in 80 Plants

    Christine, Lady Skelmersdale has been a passionate gardener since childhood. She has run bulb specialists, Broadleigh Gardens in Somerset for 45 years; holds the National Collection® of Alec Gray CVS daffodils and has exhibited extensively at RHS Chelsea.

    Christine has also been a member of the RHS Council for 12 years; President of the Friends of the Bristol Botanic Garden for seven years and Garden Advisor for RHS Garden, Rosemoor for 12 years.  She was also Chairman of the 2012-15 RHS trial of drumstick alliums.

    A regular contributor to RHS The Garden magazine, Christine is also the author of two books: Creative Gardening with Bulbs and A Gardener’s Guide to Bulbs.

    In 2009, Christine was presented with the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) – the RHS’s highest award for services to horticulture.

    Join us on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Beat the Drum

    Lady Skelmersdale will join us on Wednesday 12th February at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash where she shares her lecture ‘Beat the Drum’