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The Idle Mole Gardening School  

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness….. 
Autumn is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful seasons of all here at The Idle Mole we all agree! The display of colour given by trees and shrubs at this time of year is a real treat. It may be getting cooler and the nights getting darker, but to see all those glorious colours? It is definitely worth it. 
This month is about planning for the winter months ahead. Our gardens may be approaching their dormant season, but you can still enjoy colour and interest throughout the winter months and bring life into your autumn/winter garden. 
There is plenty to be doing in the garden this month and here are our top October tips; 
Feed your lawns with an autumn and winter lawn enhancer or an autumn lawn feed, wee and moss killer treatment. 
Cut back herbaceous perennials that have died down. 
Divide herbaceous perennials and rhubarb crowns. 
Prune climbing roses to an outward facing bud. 
Harvest apples, pears, grapes, raspberries and nuts. 
Move tender plants indoors as early frosts may damage them. 
Take hardwood cuttings - Sambucus and Hydrangea are great for cutting now. 
Collect fallen leaves and put on your compost heap. 
Plant spring flowering bulbs. 


We have a series of Garden School Events and workshops designed to walk you through the most important gardening moments of the year. 

New Workshops coming soon! 


New Workshops coming soon! 


Group Talks (at The Idle Mole) 

WI, Flower Club, Local Church Group? Need to organise an interesting event? Why not arrange a talk/demonstration from our horticulturalist?  
Talks on site are priced at £4 per person and take approximately one hour. Your group will also receive a discount voucher to use in our garden centre on the day.  
Titles available include; 
Bulbs Glorious Bulbs 
Scent and Sensibility 
Summer Days 
+ many more 
Email or call us to discuss your requirements.  

Group Talks (at your place) 

Can't get to see us? Why not let our horticulturalist come to you? 
We will bring everything we need to give your group an enjoyable, interesting session without the worry of transport to us.  
Talks are priced at £70 within a 50 mile radius. 
Titles available include;  
Perennials for Every Season 
Shady Characters 
Whats Hot and What's Not 
+ many more 
Email or call us to discuss your requirements. 
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