Welcome to autumn…

It’s getting colder and the leaves are starting to fall, but there’s still plenty to do outside! Whether it’s raking, harvesting fruits and vegetables, or planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year, you can keep busy in the garden – and Fosseway can help.

Scroll to read our main tips and advice for autumn gardening, or visit us in store for more advice and gardening supplies.

You can also click the button below to use Fosseway’s Plant Finder.

Top 10 Things to Do in September

Hand with apple
  1. Divide herbaceous perennials
  2. Pick autumn raspberries
  3. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
  4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
  5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
  6. Keep up with watering of new plants
  7. Start to reduce frequency of houseplant watering
  8. Clean out cold frames and greenhouses ready for autumn
  9. Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
  10. Plant spring flowering bulbs
Man planting out young plant


Winter flower
  • Take cuttings of tender perennials
  • Sow sweet peas in a cold frame or the greenhouse
  • Sow hardy annuals e.g. poppies in situ
  • Plant out any spring-flowering biennials e.g. foxglove or wallflowers
  • Plant new perennials (end of September)
Crocuses purple

Trees and shrubs

Autumn flowering hedge shrubs
  • Prune late-flowering shrubs like Philadelphus
  • Prune climbing roses once they finish flowering
  • Give evergreen hedges a final trim
  • Take semi-ripe cuttings of evergreen shrubs, and hardwood cuttings or roses
  • Thoroughly soak drought-stressed plants, especially newly planted ones
Moving tree in autumn

‘Together we can grow…’

Seeds galore…

What would a trip to Fosseway be without a visit to our famous seed wall?

From our World Kitchen selection of exotic fruits and vegetables, to the Royal Horticultural Society’s brand, to the ever-popular Mr. Forthergill’s, we have seed so you can sow and grow whatever crop or flower you can imagine.

Take a trip down to Fosseway to buy some today, to explore your imagination and the limits of your gardening.

Sowing, planting, and maintenance

Plant pots terracotta slate and red

Here at Fosseway we have a wide range of pots, troughs, and other receptacles for you to plant your flowers in and display them beautifully.

We also carry multiple brands of high-quality soil and mulch.

For more information on plant protection and maintenance, see our Garden Care page.

– NEW! – The Potting Bench

Potting Bench for houseplants and planting Fosseway

The Potting Bench is Fosseway’s newest addition to the Plant Area.

Whether it’s planted containers, potting on, or general horticultural advice that you’re after, be sure to stop by and speak to any of our lovely, knowledgeable staff today.

We also specialise in hanging baskets, which can be customised and made to order.

Why not try an autumn hanging mix – these Cool Wave Blueberry Swirl Pansies look beautiful and bloom this season!

Hanging basket with winter pansies


Succulents and cactuses houseplants Fosseway

Even if you are short on room or lack outdoor space, gardening is still an option here at Fosseway!

We have a growing selection of houseplants on offer: from marvellous succulents, to exotic orchids and spider plants. Come down to purchase a beautiful indoor plant today.

Orchid houseplant Fosseway

Get involved with the Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. They want to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Click on the images below to find out more.

RHS School Gardening
RHS Britian in Bloom
RHS National Gardening Week