- Moving Shrubs
- Protecting Tree Ferns
- Protecting Gunnera
- Fleecing Banana
- Dealing with leaves
- Checking Gutters
Once plants have lost their leaves or evergreens stopped growing now is the time to dig up and move them to new locations. Camellias will move easily now even if staking and some temporary wind protection is advisable over Winter. For more pictures see full article.
Protecting Tree Ferns
Tree Ferns will happily withstand minus 10°C and even if all the fronds turn brown the crown will still generate new fronds next Spring. It is therefore advisable to protect the crown. The best way is to gather the fronds upright and wrap fleece around the crown where the fronds start. For more details see full article - How to care for Tree Ferns.
The best way to ensure that your Gunnera manicata survive the Winter is to cut the leaves off now and drape them over the main rhizome and crown. Then cover the whole area with dead leaves, leaf mould or peat to keep the frost out. For more details see full article - How to care for Gunnera.
Deal with leaves
If you are tired of struggling to rake up dead leaves from your lawn or driveway invest in a leaf blowing machine. These do the job in a fraction of the time and make a much neater job of it.
Check those gutters
Get the ladder out and check your gutters and down-pipes which may well be blocked with Autumn leaves. A tedious chore but better than a flood in the house when it next rains hard.