Autumn is creeping into the gardens

Although we were very lucky to have many warm days throughout September, Autumn is well and truly upon us and it feels a great deal colder.

The gardens at Belmont are exploding with an amazing palette of rich reds, oranges, coppers and yellows – do come and visit us to experience them for yourselves.

This is a busy time in the garden, Graeme and his team has been clearing away the decaying vegetation of the summer and preparing the garden for those frosty mornings. They have been cutting all the herbaceous perennials back and gathering the leaves as they fall.

Our Head Gardener, Graeme, had put together some tips to keep your garden looking good this Autumn.

  • Cut back perennials that have died down
  • Prune climbing roses
  • Regularly sweep the leaves off the lawn to prevent the grass going yellow
  • Finish collecting seeds from garden to sow next year
  • Plant out all your spring bedding plants and bulbs whilst the ground is relatively warm
  • Plant crops such as winter lettuces, autumn onion sets, spring cabbages and, in mild areas, overwintering broad beans and garlic

If you love this time of year in the gardens, then be sure to share your autumnal photos of Belmont with us on Instagram using the #Belmonthouse.

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