Goodbye October! Hello excitement!
Another month goes by and we are getting busier and busier! But we always find time (twice a week) to share something with you. First of all thank you, to all who entered our competition and worry not, there’s still plenty of time to enter via Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.
On November 16th we will begin our draw which will announce a lucky winner each week until December 23rd. Stay tuned because Santa is dropping by your gifts this week and we’ll be teasing you with a few pictures!
Now let’s talk flowers shall we?
November marks the official end of summer as days shorten and the weather starts getting colder, preparing us for winter. This is the best time to plant your flowers.
Put your wellies on and start cleaning up your garden. Consider a bonfire party (a glass/pint of champagne/beer never hurt anyone) where you burn all leaves and this way you don’t risk any plant disease outbreak in the summer.
Since you have planted your fuchsias sometime in May/June you should take them inside and make room for new plants. Place them by windows so that they can absorb whatever sunshine is left throughout the day.
Start planting your bulbs now (especially tulips). The soil being cooler can help prevent fungal disease. Tulips thrive in good drainage!
Plant your amaryllis bulbs and place them in a warm courner in your house and watch them bloom in time for Christmas. This is also a great time for crocuses and alliums to be planted – if you haven’t done it already (Alliums are perfect for mixed-up decorations).
Grab a handful of bulbs and throw them up in the air. Plant them where they land, for a more natural look.