Let's Garden, gardening tips

Winter will soon be here ! Temperatures start to drop and the first signs of Autumn are evident.  Trees take on shimmering deep yellow and intense red colours. 

It is time to prepare for the first hoar frost in the garden.  Indoor plants and plants which suffer from the cold like orchids and hibiscus should be taken indoors and bulbs should be planted for the coming Spring. 

In the vegetable patch,  beans picked in the morning should be dried before being eaten.  Pumpkins are also ripe for eating , and carrots, red beetroot and black radish are also ready for your recipes ! The last apples, pears and grapes should be picked, while chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts enjoy the last bit of sun before being harvested. 

Kiwis and raspberries, the last remnants of the fine weather, should also be picked and  taken indoors rapidly.   Between two harvests, the young fruit trees start taking root. 

All land left unused can now be turned over and heavily composted.  Finally, give the lawn a good long mowing and the garden is now ready for the harsh weather which isn't very far away.

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