The gardening year may be coming to an end but wise gardeners will make the most of the early autumn warmth.
Now is the time to plant bulbs for a great show in the spring, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
Daffodils and tulips of all shapes and sizes are available at all prices.
As always, you pays your money and takes your choice but the end result should be a carpet of blooms when you most need cheering.
In the last week I have put in crocus, snowdrops, tulips, daffodils and other bulbs which I expect and hope will make a great show.
Many I have planted in tubs, others into the borders.
Tubs are great: move them around so you can see them from your windows when they are flowering.
Winter flowering pansies have also gone in, along with polyanthus.
I also have a soft spot for the Christmas rose which always gives me great cheer in the deep mid-winter.
If you have not started the changeover from summer bedding, I urge you to start now.
Get rid of those blowsy summer flowers which are now past their best and put in the pansies etc while the soil is still relatively warm and not waterlogged.
Next on my list is to bring in wallflowers.
You will find them in most garden centres and they are worth the money.
The wonderful colours and scent are a great follow-on from the bulbs and come just before it is time to put in the summer bedding and start the whole cycle once again.
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