Haddenham Garden Centre, between Thame and Aylesbury
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Our Santa’s Grotto will be open every weekend up until Christmas 11am – 4pm.
Kindly run by Haddenham & Districe Rotary Club, and just £5.50 per child including a gift.
All proceeds to Rotary Charities.
- Divide herbaceous perennials.
- Move tender plants into a greenhouse or conservatory.
- Harvest apples, pears, grapes & nuts.
- Prune climbing roses.
- Plant wallflowers, winter pansies & other Spring bedding plants.
- Plant your Spring flowering bulbs now.
- Good time to plant herbaceous perennials.
- A good month to move & plant trees, shrubs & climbers as well as for hedge planting.
- Last chance to trim deciduous hedges.
- Any disease affected leaves, like black spot on roses should be raked up & destroyed- DO NOT COMPOST, as this will only help spread the disease.
- This is your last chance to scarify, aerate & top dress your lawn.
- Apply an Autumn lawn feed.
- Last chance to mow your lawn before winter.
- Now is the time to remove any tender water plants from your pond. They can be kept in buckets of water in your greenhouse or conservatory.
- Remove pumps or fountains from your ponds or water features, clean them & store them over winter.
- This is a good time to clean your water butts, empty them, spray with a jet nozzle or scrub them out. This will get them ready to collect fresh water over the winter months.
- Drain irrigation systems to prevent them freezing up.
- Replace any glass in your greenhouse.
- Get your lawnmower & hedge trimmer serviced whilst they are not in use.
- Remember to turn your compost heap to speed up composition.
- Reduce the amount of water you give your houseplants now.
- Sweet pea’s can now be sown in the greenhouse for next Spring.
- Insulate your greenhouse.
- Plant up prepared hyacinths for Christmas or New year.
- Cut back hardy geraniums & delphiniums after flowering to encourage a second flowering period and feed with Vitax Q4 after cutting.
- Dead head bedding & perennial flower borders to prolong flowering.
- Mulch borders to help retain moisture & keep weeds down, we recommend Mulch & Mix.
- Liquid feed all containerised plants, keep them well watered throughout dry spells, we recommend Q4 soluble.
- Keep an eye out for aphids, vine weevils & lily beetles (scarlet in colour) & all pests, we recommend ultimate bug killer.
- Mildew & blackspot on roses should be treated with Roseclear.
- Keep newly planted trees & shrubs well watered.
- Keep an eye out for Clematis wilt. Clematis wilt is a fungal disease that causes the leaves to wilt & have black blotches on them. The only treatment is to cut it out.
- Continue to mow your lawns except in drought conditions, during hot weather set the mower blades to a slightly higher level than normal. This will prevent the lawn from drying out.
- Use a liquid feed on your lawn, we recommend using miracle grow lawn feed.
- If you have a pond this is a great time to clear it of all the debris that may be lurking in the depths. This will improve water quality.
- Take advantage of the dry weather to catch up on painting & preserving jobs – sheds, fences & garden furniture are all regularly in need of a new coat. We stock a large range of Ronseal products.