What To Plant in Autumn
Plant winter and spring-flowering bulbs available now (generally available in-store from April). Prepare soil by mixing in compost and bone meal or vermicast before planting. Feed with a flower bulb food immediately after planting and at monthly intervals throughout the growing season. Water deeply every 4 days.
Plant lily bulbs as soon as they are available. Trim the flower stalks from old Liliums at ground level.
Garlic bulbs can be planted from the end of March through April. Plant in full sun in beds or containers with well-draining soil.
As Summer bulbs become dormant, draw a rough plan of your garden and mark the position of plants that will die back in winter, like Echinacea, Hostas, Alstroemeria and Eucomis and other bulbs to prevent damage and overplanting.
Plant winter and spring- flowering annuals like Poppies, Pansies, Petunias, Primulas, Cineraria, Violas.
Plant leeks, Swiss chard, peas, winter lettuce, oriental greens and brassica seedlings.
Thin out seedlings of seeds that were sown in situ if needed and feed all seedlings with Talborne Seedling Food or a water-soluble fertiliser.
Mulch well to keep their little roots warm.
This is an ideal time to plant new rose bushes, shrubs and trees as their roots will be well established and they will burst forth with new foliage in spring.
Seeds to Sow in Autumn
Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, marog, onions, Oriental greens, parsnips, peas, radish, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips. Mid Autumn sow Beetroot and Asian Greens.
Dill, parsley, borage, chives, garlic chives, rocket and chamomile. Caraway parsley, Chervil, Coriander, Caraway and Rocket can be planted mid season.
African daisies, Alyssum, Snapdragons, Bellis perennis, Calendula, Chrysanthemum paludosum, Dianthus, Bokbaai Vygies, Hollyhocks, Pansies, Poppies, Primulas, Stocks, Violas and the fragrant favourite, Sweet peas. Aquilegia, Antirrhinum, Cineraria, Diascia, Gazania, Godetia, Linaria, Nemesia, Phlox, Fairy Primulas, Petunias, Viola and Virginian Stocks can be planted into May.
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