Planting season begins

Planting season begins

Natures natural time for planting has long been recognised as the autumn and winter months provided the ground is not frozen or covered in snow. This is the time of year when the moving of plants and shrubs from one part of the garden to a new area can be started.

Now the autumn leaves are falling we are well underway in getting gardens ready for the winter. The cutting back has begun in earnest. Its also a good time of year for cutting back and dividing perennials to make new plants. Plants for free. Good examples suitable for dividing include Day Lillies (Hemerocallis), Echinacea, Helenium, Pyrethruns and Veronicas. You can even start dividing most of the ornamental grasses.

Why divide herbaceous plants?

  • To produce more plants for FREE
  • To keep plants young and Vigourous
  • To ensure plants are less prone to diseases
  • To control the size of spreading plants
  • Plant firmly, treading the soil periodically , keep them well watered until well established

This is also  the start of the bare root season. Bare root basically means plants without pots. It is alot more cost effective to buy plants in bare root form at this time of the year. Good bare root stocks include most of the following:

  • Deciduous hedging to include: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Beech, Field Maple, Rosa and Spindle berry. Holly in bare root form can also be purchased in this way including a number of the conifers including Yew, or even as root-balls, (wrapped in hessian)
  • Ornamental and Fruit trees are great for buying at this time of year
  • Soft Fruit – to include Raspberries, Blackberries and Currants.

Make sure that the roots are kept moist or healed into soil prior to planting to keep them going and reduce stress prior to planting.

Contact us for your FREE consultation to discuss your autumn planting requirements. We can provide numerous ideas to help you with your autumn and winter garden requirements.

Our Projects

Hedge Planting Thorpe Mandeville

Hedge Planting Thorpe Mandeville

Brackley Gardeners have completed the first stage of  bare root hedge planting at Thorpe Mandeville. A deciduous mixed hedge consisting of Field Maple, Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Wild Rose. The planting will be mulched with bark mulch to maintain moisture and an application of granular herbicide applied to keep weeds at bay whilst settling in for the… Continue Reading

Commercial Grounds Maintenance, Brackley.

Commercial Grounds Maintenance, Brackley.

Brackley Gardeners provide a regular commercial grounds maintenance service to this unit located in Brackley, Northamptonshire. The owner of the site had not been in the unit long but was keen to make the frontage to his works more attractive and presentable for visiting guests and clients. After an initial site visit we provided some… Continue Reading

Garden Maintenance Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Garden Maintenance Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Brackley Gardeners carryout regular garden maintenance on this garden in Cropredy, Oxfordshire. We provide a weekly service to cut all the lawns, apply weed killer to all hard surface areas once per month and look after the overall weeding and maintenance of the planted areas.      Other works including strimming of the driveway once… Continue Reading

Garden Design & Build, Adderbury, Oxfordshire

Garden Design & Build, Adderbury, Oxfordshire

Brackley gardeners carried out the planting to this small garden in Adderbury, Oxfordshire in 2016. Garden was designed by Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance of Banbury, Oxfordshire. This south facing garden is located on a new development on the Aynho Road in Adderbury. The garden enjoys a warm and pleasant aspect much of the day… Continue Reading

Planting season begins

Planting season begins

Natures natural time for planting has long been recognised as the autumn and winter months provided the ground is not frozen or covered in snow. This is the time of year when the moving of plants and shrubs from one part of the garden to a new area can be started. Now the autumn leaves… Continue Reading

Garden Renovation Solutions

Garden Renovation Solutions

Brackley gardeners are pleased to provide a garden renovation solution service. This job can be as small or as large or tailored to your specific requirements. We can also provide ideas to help you make the most of your outside space by introducing colour and longer flowering interest planting. Other options include: Wildlife friendly planting… Continue Reading

Garden Maintenance, Great Bourton

Garden Maintenance, Great Bourton

Brackley Gardeners provide an update of a garden we maintain in the village of Great Bourton, Oxfordshire. This garden receives our garden maintenance service on a weekly basis during the primary growing season and fortnightly at other times of the year.. Core duties include Lawn mowing, Edging, Weeding, Dead-heading and keeping the garden in tip… Continue Reading

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