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Big Autumn Garden Tidy Up

September heralds the start of autumn and a time when, as a nation, we begin the annual task of giving our gardens a thorough tidy up before the cold weather sets in, working hard to create a winter garden to be proud of the whole season through!


From raking up the leaves and mowing the lawn for the last time, to tidying up perennial borders and planting out spring time bulbs, it’s definitely worth making the effort now to spruce up your garden so it will look pristine throughout the winter months. It will also make a big difference come spring, as you’ll have a great head start and can just get on with planting out your new garden flowers, plants and shrubs. Why not try growing some winter vegetables? Onions, shallots and garlic can be planted in autumn and are hardy enough to withstand even the coldest of winters (although investing in a fleece to keep any hard frost off is recommended). They’ll virtually look after themselves – then by summer they will be ready for gathering and using in your own home cooking for a true taste of the good life!



But all this hard work and garden maintenance can take its toll on your hands, so after a busy day of clearing, weeding and pruning, be sure you make time to treat your hands and nails to some much-needed therapy to help, cleanse, repair and soothe them.

RHS Natural Gardeners TherapyOur beautifully fragrant RHS Natural Gardener’s Therapy soap bar, exfoliating hand wash and nourishing hand cream, enriched with Shea butter and Keratin, are ideal for helping to moisturise and replenish tired hard-working hands – [click here to shop the RHS Natural Gardeners Therapy range]



As an avid gardener, my five top tips for tidying a garden would have to be;
1. Invest in a good set of gardening gloves to protect your hands
2. Sweep up fallen leaves from your lawn, paths and borders
3. Tidy borders by removing dead leaves from perennials, dig up any weeds and add a layer of compost or manure over the soil to insulate and feed your plants through the cold months
4. Mow your grass for the last time, with the mower blades set to their highest position
5. Trim lawn edging as nothing looks nicer than neatly edged lawn!

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The RHS have lots of helpful gardening tips and advice too, on how best to get your garden ready for the Winter. So, whether you have a small patio, an urban retreat or an established country garden now is the time to get inspired and start your BIG autumn tidy up … []

Have fun gardening!
Bekki Griffiths
Keen gardener and advocate of [RHS Natural Gardener’s Therapy Hand & Nail Cream]
(Head of Marketing at Bronnley)


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Win RHS GardenersWhether you’ve potted up a new plant, tidied up your flowerbeds or freshened your shed or summer house with a lick of paint, we’d really love to see!

Send us your garden pictures and show us what’s keeping you busy and your fingers green. Don’t worry if you don’t have an outside space – we’d also love to see your houseplants or any open gardens you may have visited. Visit our competition here and get snapping!

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