If you think that the only time to plant in the garden is in spring, then you maybe surprised. Autumn is the perfect time of year to plant both bare root and container grown trees and many shrubs.
This time of year is particularly ideal for settling trees into their new homes as the soil is still relatively warm after the summer, allowing roots to gently settle before the onset of the harshest winter months. There are also fewer frosts to damage new growing tips and young plant cells.
Trees planted during the autumn will establish more readily, have a healthier, happier start in life and will also need less watering during the following spring and summer.
So start planning, put on your wellies, brave the autumn weather and get planting before Christmas . . . and looking forward to seeing the better results next year!