Gardening Round-up: Autumn is on its way

The evenings are getting darker and I am having to put the light on when my alarm goes off in the morning, which can only mean one thing, the colder weather is on it’s way, hopefully with some warm weather to keep us going!

Last weekend we took out the remains of the beans and peas we had been growing, the tomatoes and chillies are still growing nicely in the greenhouse and my strawberry patch has exploded, I think by next season I could have enough for my own PYO (Pick Your Own). There are still a few flashes of colour in the garden, and some of the red leaves look amazing.

If you are looking for inspiration about what to plant in September, check out Growing Family’s What to Plant Now or Renovation Bay-Bees post on Getting the Garden ready for Winter.

If you are still hopeful for some nice weather, why not check out Boo Roo and Tigger too’s guide for getting your patio ready for autumn parties.

If you are thinking ahead to next year, Growing Family’s guide to saving seeds will be invaluable, or their perfect autumn projects.

We have been trying out a new Poly Tunnel and we love it! I wouldn’t be without my greenhouse, but many parents worry about them with small children, so check out my post on Child Friendly greenhouses.

If you are looking for tips on how to make your garden bird friendly Growing Family can help, and if you are considering letting the little people help in the garden check out Captain Bob Cats post on introducing children to gardening, if they’re not too keen maybe they would prefer the Crooked Mansion Wooden Playhouse.

If you are looking for a new lawnmower check out Renovation Bay-Bees review of the Ryobi Cordless Lawnmower.

If the children are looking for a craft activity for the garden, try Queen of Collage’s Colourful ladybugs.

To get ahead for next year, check out Growing Outdoors post on planting bulbs, two hearts one roof post with 5 simple garden tips or A Few Favourite Things Ultimate seasonal guide to gardening.

If you would like your gardening posts included next month don’t forget to tweet me at @Hexmumplus1 or email hexmum@live.co.uk.

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About Mandi Morrison

Mandi is mum to seven children , three girls and four boys, aged 3 to 18, she is a joint partner in a Leisure & Tourism Consultancy and PR company with her husband Asa, they live just on the edge of the Norfolk Broads with lots of chickens! You can read about all their adventures over at Big Family Little Adventures, specialising in travel and days out for the larger family and Hex Mum Plus 1 a parenting blog detailing day to day life with seven children, fun and chaos guaranteed!

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