Best ways to maintain your plants

As the summer months fade into the autumn, the time to start thinking about looking after the plants in the garden really begins to take hold. The summer months are a time spent weeding and enjoying the fruits of your labours. While autumn brings a new set of colours and “mellow fruitfulness”, you do need to start some remedial work to ensure that you don’t lose some other plants unnecessarily over the cold, darker months.

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The first thing to do is to start the process of pruning. This requires you to create a fair bit of mess, and the only way to be rid of it all is a trip down the tip. As this might take several visits, it might be an idea to dump it all in a trailer. However, you have to make sure that the trailer is up to scratch and legal, so you might want to think about getting some good Trailer Parts from suppliers like

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If you have a greenhouse or spacious conservatory, then you might want to look at getting the sensitive plants like fuchsia in if they aren’t the hardy variety. You may have seen at several National Trust Properties and heritage sites where they start to wrap certain trees and shrubs in cotton and wool to protect them from the frost. This is certainly something that you can look to try as it will offer a very good level of protection.

Richard Anderson


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