Plus bring roses into line and see acers in all their autumn glory at The Garden House near Plymouth
Plant this Have you noticed round red bumpy berries on pavements? The tree responsible is Cornus kousa, or Chinese dogwood. It is eye catching in a small garden (mature height and spread 7m x 5m) with masses of white blooms that fade to pink in spring, leaves burnishing in autumn, plus edible fruit.
Snip this Bring roses into line so they’re not thrashing their stems around come the first storm of winter. Cut back whippy stems and tie the remainder into supports. Remove and bin foliage with yellowing and black splodges. This will help keep the fungal condition blackspot under control.