Peatlands are extraordinary environments, which cover just 2-3% of the planet’s surface. These scarce ecosystems are also very fragile, they are dependent on sufficient moisture levels being available, and they require a slightly cooler temperature range to allow the necessary sphagnum moss, which slowly forms peat, to grow, flourish, and reproduce. Peat bogs can increase at a rate of one millimetre per year if the desired conditions are present.
This time of year is so evocative and reflective, with morning mist and an array of autumn colour adding to the beauty of the garden. With shorter days, time is of the essence, there is much to do and enjoy in your garden this month!
It’s the ideal time to plant any beautiful, hardy plants that you’ve had your eye on at your local nursery or garden centre.