Colin Evans gardening tips
Plant Autumn bulbs like Colchicum which are part of the Crocus family which will flower within weeks of planting and will provide colour well into late Autumn, better still buy bulbs in pots in flower at the garden centre and plant straight into the open ground.
Remove Blanket and Duckweed from ponds with a garden rake or a wooden stick with a large nail in the end. Place the weed at the edge of the pond overnight which allows the beneficial water creatures to make their way back into the pond. Old weed will make good compost.
Indoor Cyclamen corms can be bought back to life now for winter flowering indoors. Scrape off some of the old compost and replace with new and then water and add liquid feed. Placed in a light position new growth will be made and flower buds will soon appear.