Last year we supported the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) first ‘Plan it , Plant it this Autumn’ campaign. Following its success, and positive nursery and garden centre participation across the UK, the campaign is running again this year.

HTA plan it plant it this autumn logo

Encouraging gardeners to continue gardening through autumn is vitally important, as one of the best, if not the best time of the year to get plants in the moist, warm ground before the real winter months. The campaign aims to create awareness of the wide range of activities you can get on with in the garden in autumn, and raise motivation at this time of year, particularly in the younger consumer who has a growing interest in gardening as a pastime.

It certainly doesn’t all end as soon as summer is over – with shrub, tree, bulb and bedding planting, as well as lawn and wild bird care to attend to, there’s certainly plenty to remain occupied by and plenty to plan for. If this good weather continues, it will certainly help with the motivation side of things!… Keep your fingers crossed!

AND please send us your autumn activity pics! We want to see what you get up to in your garden this autumn, whether its planting, fixing, cleaning, bird feeding… we want to share your gardening efforts and support the campaign; encouraging others to stay active in the garden during this colourful season too! The best pic will win a £10 Trevena Cross voucher!

Email us or send us your pics via Twitter or Facebook! Deadline to be confirmed soon so get sending now!.. It is September!