Garden Calendar

September

Lawns:

  • New lawns can be sown or turf laid.
  • Worn areas can be resown.
  • Set the blades of the mower to a medium height.

Bulbs:

  • Spring flowering bulbs are now in stock. Buy early for the best choice, chose large bulbs for better flowers.
  • Plant Daffodil and Narcissi bulbs.
  • Pot up bulbs for indoor flowering.

Flower Border:

  • Dead head perennials. If desired cut down dead stems or leave over winter for an architectural look.
  • Dead head roses and tie in new shoots on climbers.
  • Divide and transplant rock plants if they are spreading too far.
  • Begin autumn planting of shrubs, trees and hardy plants.
  • Water Dahlias when necessary and support.
  • Plant out Carnations and Pinks and pinch out growing tips.
  • Mulch beds to retain moisture, prevent weeds and protect plant roots
  • Plant evergreens to fill gaps in your borders
  • Plant roses, trees, climbers & shrubs
  • Plant violas, cyclamen and pansies for beautiful colour
  • Asters and chrysanthemums provide great autumn colour
  • Plant grasses now to give great height, texture and movement to your garden
  • Add colour with berry bearing shrubs such as pyracantha and contoneaster

Planted Containers:

  • Autumn containers are a great way to add colour to your garden. Use a loam based compost such as John Innes to retail moisture and nutrients, but prevent water logging

Vegetable Patch:

  • Harvest Onions and Shallots and allow them to dry naturally.
  • Pick French Beans and Runner Beans.
  • Lift main crop Potatoes.

Fruit Gardens:

  • Plant fruit trees and bushes
  • Pick Apples and Pears.
  • Watch out for Peach leaf curl, burn any diseased leaves and treat the tree with copper fungicide.

Herb Garden:

  • Grow an indoor herb garden with chives, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, parsley and mint for herbs all year

Wildlife:

  • Support birds with food such as seed mix, fat balls and mealworm