Autumn gardening


Autumn is nature’s natural time for planting. We have a wide range of hardy trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, roses and climbers in stock. Dig in plenty of compost, composted bark or other bulky soil improvers.

Also add a slow release fertiliser such as bone meal or controlled-release fertiliser to the soil. Make sure all plants are well watered before and after planting. Liven up your lawn by removing the build-up of dead grass, moss and other debris with a spring-tine rake or powered scarifier. Then aerate the soil with a hollow-tine aerator or garden fork and add a top dressing. Apply a granular autumn lawn feed or feed, weed and mosskiller. Finally re-seed any gaps with the correct lawn seed mix. You can’t beat spring-flowering bulbs for a splash of colour and now’s the time to plant them. Buy early to ensure the best choices from our extensive range – there’s something for everyone. To get the best from your bulbs, plant with compost, well-rotted manure or composted bark and a slow-release or controlled-release fertiliser and remember to label the planting position. Add extra supports to plants that have grown well during the summer, keep treating for pests and slugs – they don’t need to get any fatter! It’s a great time to clear your paths and patios too. Use path weed killers to clear pesky weeds and specialist patio cleaning tools and products to clear moss and green algae.


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Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN​.

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SUNDAYS   10.15AM - 4.15PM

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