Prep for a flourish of colour in autumn by planting winter- and spring-flowering bulbs. Pruning hedges, deadheading roses and recycling garden waste is also at the top of the gardening agenda. Read our guide for what to tick off your task list this month.
Spotlight on: Spring-flowering bulbs Plant a quilt of colours this season by opting for indigenous bulbs such as chincherinchee, Lachenalia, Ixias, watsonias, tritonia and sparaxis. Follow our comprehensive spring-flowering bulb guide, or follow these easy-to-follow tips:
Plant in a sunny spot to ensure your bulbs receive sufficient sunlight.
Soil should be well-drained and kept moist at root level.
Plant all bulbs, except anemones, with the pointed side facing up. Bulbs with claws, like ranunculus, are planted with the claws facing downwards.
Feed with bulb food every two weeks for maximum flowering.