Seasonal Tips for September

  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
 
  • Sow Sweet Peas under protection. Hardy annuals can be direct sown in the garden or sown in pots in the greenhouse for planting out in spring. Cornflower, Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist, Honesty and Calendula are all great for Autumn sowing.
 
  • Now is a good time to plant new plants and divide existing perennials, while the soil is warm and moisture levels are rising.
 
  • Prune climbing roses after flowering. Cut back side shoots from the main branches to two or three buds and remove old, unproductive stems completely.
 
  • Apply Evergreen Autumn to your lawn to strengthen roots and control moss. Ask for details of our FREE SPREADER HIRE.
 
  • This is an ideal time to sow new lawns or lay turf.
 
  • Pot prepared Hyacinths now for a Christmas display.
 
  • Cut back old fruited canes of blackberries and cane fruits. Pick autumn raspberries.
 
  • Prune blackcurrants. Fruit forms on young wood, so aim to remove older wood, leaving the young shoots.
 
  • Plant overwintering onion sets. Cover leafy vegetables with bird netting.