Scampston Walled Garden, with it's naturalistic perennial planting, is known to be a particularly late garden. The grasses in particular still look spectacular into October.
Our Head Gardener Paul Smith has a few tips for keeping things looking trim, and encouraging further growth later on.
- Leave ornamental seed heads on plants such as hydrangea to give winter interest
- Clear fallen leaves off lawns to prevent moss build up
- Plant spring bulbs now ready for next year
- Strengthen lawns with an autumn and winter lawn feed
- October is a good time for planting most hardy plants including shrubs and trees. The soil is still moist which enables root development before winter
Here are a few pictures of Scampston at this time of year, and evidence that just because dark nights and cold weather are setting in, it doesn't have to be doom & gloom!