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​The health and wellbeing benefits of gardening can be enjoyed by everyone; Keep Britain Growing aims to enable people to improve the environment around them, encourage wildlife, help to support British growers and the garden industry, and above all, to have fun outdoors!
Gardening can be enjoyed throughout the year – and the content on these pages will give you help and advice on how to add interest and colour to your garden and outdoor spaces all year round!
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Million Planting Moments

We're encouraging the nation to get planting this Autumn to highlight the huge contribution plants make to our health and wellbeing, the environment and our communities.

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September

As autumn begins to arrive and days are noticeably shorter and generally a little cooler and damper, don’t forget, this is the time of year that’s great for planting! Trees, shrubs and climbers especially tend to establish really well when planted in autumn, so grab a spade and get some gorgeous garden additions into the ground! Many of the favourite spring bulbs such as daffodils, alliums and crocus are widely available now so succumb to temptation and plant bulbs in pots, beds, borders and under shrubs or even trees. You’ll be so well rewarded come the spring when your garden is even prettier than it was this year!

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October

This is the month when foliage often takes centre stage as many trees, shrubs, climbers, and herbaceous plants take on phenomenal autumn colours as their leaves turn just about every imaginable shade of red, orange, crimson, yellow and gold. Combine this with some classic autumn flowers such as coneflowers, Michaelmas daisies, ice-plants, nerines and chrysanthemums and your garden can become a riot of colour. So what if you may need a jumper, there’s plenty to make your garden a very appealing place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you can be sure the décor is more attractive than in a tea-shop! Then continue to take advantage of great planting conditions!

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November

Winter may be just around the corner, but there is still a lot to enjoy in your garden as there should still be some good autumn foliage colour and brightly coloured berries not to mention autumn flowers. As your garden inches towards its slower-moving, wintry state don’t forget that you can still keep planting on all but wet soils and so ensure that there are more and more plants to enjoy for years to come. Fallen leaves may need raking, late weeds may need hoeing off or pulling out and faded foliage may need removing too, but there really is nothing like fresh air and gardening to lift your spirits!

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