Autumn Planting

Now is the time to ponder and plan for the all important planting season that lies ahead. March, April and May are very important in the garden calendar. Here at the coast, I like to make March the planning month and April and May the implementing month as I personally find March still a bit too hot for true Autumn chores. Take some moments during the month of March and identify any trees that you would possibly like to transplant to a more suitable position. Or plan any new trees you would like to plant. Autumn tree planting will certainly pay handsome dividends in the long run because the roots spend the whole Autumn and winter period developing their network and as spring comes these trees just fly! Make a list of the perennials that need splitting and dividing. Order your compost and your potting soil because Autumn is definitely the time to get your hands dirty.