Plus rake up leaves for a rich supply of leaf mould or visit a Humphry Repton exhibition
Plant this Bareroot rose planting season starts this month: single blooms are so much better for pollinators, so consider planting ‘Tottering By Gently’ a buttery yellow single shrub rose, or the blood red climber ‘Altissimo’. Both will flower in bursts throughout the summer.
Leaf this There is little point removing fallen leaves from borders unless they are diseased: they’ll provide a warm duvet for wildlife. Rake leaves from lawns and paths into an old compost sack with holes cut in it and set aside for a rich supply of leaf mould in a year or two. Mowing up leaves works a treat, too.