Deschampsia, sesleria and molinia setting off Jenny Holzer’s sculpture at Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Autumn clean: Clear any spent plants and weeds in the greenhouse and add organic matter and a tiny touch of fertilizer. Plant salad and herb plants to give you a crop through the cold months.
Much Mulch: A minor touch of tidying up and weeding might not go amiss but please leave seedheads for the wildlife. Then apply a layer of mulch wherever you can. I am a big fan of Strulch, but last year’s leafmould is equally good, nothing too fertile, you don’t want to be applying the accelerator to growth at this time of year.
Leaf fall: Collect them and bag them for leafmould and net ponds to stop them getting clogged with dead material.
Plants for bugs – providing sustenance for insects throughout the year: There’s still many herbaceous in flower but Michaelmass daisies and sedums are at the top of the menu for butterflies.