We have been so very fortunate with the weather lately and this week seems to continue the fair weather. Monday cooler with 13-15C degrees and dry and sunny all day. Tuesday and Wednesday are a few degrees warmer, again dry and sunny. Thursday and Friday are cooler again with strong westerly winds, dry, maybe some passing showers. No frosty nights as yet!
A lot to do this time of year, still deadheading and weeding and the cutting back of summer perennials which have finished flowering.
A good time to move and plant evergreens such as Rhododendrons, Mahonia and Osmanthus, also to add more shrubs to fill a space in an area not yet complete.
I will start dividing and replanting herbaceous perennials since the soil is still warm, I always water in anything that gets planted thoroughly.
We will apply a grease band to each of our apple, pear and plum trees to prevent winter moths crawling into the trees to lay eggs. The bands should be tied around the stem about 45 cms above soil level, before the wingless female adult moths emerge from the soil.
Also there is some potting up to do of seedling of perennials plants and repotting a few house plants. No wonder I don’t get any house work done!!