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As Autumn sets in Killyless Stores love to see gardeners out in their flower beds, allotments and green houses sorting out all those autumn gardening tasks. Gardening in Northern Ireland is a massive pass time and many folks enjoy relaxing while tending to their plants.

Photo Credit: Phoenix Wolf-Ray; Creative Commons

Photo Credit: Phoenix Wolf-Ray; Creative Commons

The BBC Gardening page have a great round up of autumn task so if you are a gardener have a read through these;

Early Autumn

  • Bring in tender plants under cover before the first frosts
  • Plant or move evergreens and conifers, while the soil is still warm
  • Plant spring bedding, such as wallflowers and polyanthus
  • Plant spring bulbs
  • Spring bulbs

Mid Autumn

  • Tidy perennials, removing dead stems but leaving seed-heads for birds to eat
  • Plant deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers
  • Lay new lawns, so long as soil is not too wet
  • Batten down the hatches, ensuring nothing can blow about and cause damage on windy nights
  • Autumn leaves

Late Autumn

  • Plant shrubs, roses and hedging plants sold with bare roots
  • Clear up fallen leaves and compost them
  • Plant tulips and hyacinths
  • Move deciduous trees and shrubs once they have lost their leaves
  • Take hardwood cuttings from shrubs and roses


If you need anything for you garden shed then take a trip out to see us in Killyless Stores. Located just outside Ballymena we have free car parking and staff who are there to help you get the right product whether it is a garden rake, gloves, or fertilisers. Call in and see us at Killyless Stores, 126 Lisnahunshin Road, Cullybackey.