Autumn Fruit Tree Care: 5 Things Every Gardener Should Know

 

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of autumn is surely the splendid bounty of nature; from magnificent autumn colour of the foliage to abundant harvests of fruits.

 

Proper apple tree care will lead to more abundant harvest and healthier plants.
With the right fruit tree care methods, you can always expect a bumper harvest. Pick cultivars such as Malus Domestica Elise or Malus Domestica Gloster for a crop of red-flushed, juicy apples.

 

But, in addition to being the season when gardeners get to enjoy the rewards of their hard work, autumn is the time of the year when you need to pay special attention to fruit tree care. One of the most important parts of that process should be preparing your garden for the winter months. Read more Autumn Fruit Tree Care: 5 Things Every Gardener Should Know

5 Best Uses for Autumn Fruits and Berries

In addition to being the most colourful season of the year, autumn is the most bountiful, as well. From veggies to autumn fruits and berries, it can be a challenge to use up everything your garden produces as the summer ends. Naturally, you would not want to see your harvest going to waste after all that effort you put into your plants!

Plum Victoria is one of the most popular autumn fruits for preserves.
Plums are a favourite for making all types of preserves, such as this sweet and juicy Victoria variety.

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The practical alternative to box hedge – Ilex Crenata

For centuries, English Boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens) has been one of our favourite garden plants. Extremely versatile, Box has so many uses in the garden as a superb structural, evergreen plant. So much so, it is difficult to see how we can move on from the devastating development of this most irritating of fungi. Because of Box Blight, our lovely boxwood now is becoming increasingly hard to protect without the constant use of fungicides. And sadly, the future does not look good. At present, there is no known blight resistant variety of Buxus available. The Box Blight fungus causes the leaves to become brown spotted and fall off, leaving the stems of the plant devastatingly bare. Not a pretty sight! Read more The practical alternative to box hedge – Ilex Crenata

Get your garden working for wildlife – plant a hedge

Do what you can to help our precious wildlife! Here we tell you the best hedges for wildlife that will provide food and shelter to our small mammals and birds while giving your garden a living green backdrop to uplift your spirts and provide a framework for your decorative plants and flowers.

Native Yew, one of the best hedges for wildlife gardening
Native Yew, one of the best hedges for wildlife gardening despite its sometimes formal appearance

 

All gardens have boundaries. It is up to you to choose what type of material marks yours. If you want to do your bit for wildlife, plant a hedge and you will never look back. Read more Get your garden working for wildlife – plant a hedge