Autumn is a great time to plant trees or shrubs. The ground shouldn’t be too wet, too dry or too cold (but just right, like Goldilock’s porridge!). It’s a time when most foliage is starting to die back so you probably have better access to the spot you want to plant in. Autumn planting also gives them plenty of time to establish themselves before next spring’s growing season kicks in, giving them the best possible start.
Whether you want to plant a rose, a productive fruit tree or an evergreen groundcover conifer, now is a great time to do it. Here’s how.