Well, we now have the RHS assessor visit behind us, and at last some rain to help the plants along and fill our new water butts for us. Feels great to know that we have 1000 litres of free rainwater to water use now.
Great time to take cuttings now. Be sure to choose non flowering stems of lavenders, buddlejas etc., and just pull off or cut off and push into pots of gritty compost down betweem the side of the pot and the compost. It should only take a few weeks for the cuttings to get roots and then the cuttings can be grown on through the winter and be ready to plant up outside next spring ….and all for free. Cuttings taken should never be left to dry out.