September gardening

Blooming Garden

TOP TEN GARDEN JOBS FOR THIS MONTH

 

Sow lettuce seeds

 

Clear sweet peas and their supports to make room for the hardy biennials 

 

Start planting Spring Flowering Bulbs such as tulips and daffodils for early shoots of colour through the start of next year

 

Prune summer fruiting raspberries. The new growth may have already started for next year’s crop but it is important to prune back the old ones

 

Support tall and climbing plants well as the windier, cooler weather comes to avoid damaging your perennials and shrubs which will return next year

 

Lift any remains of Summer bedding plants and replace with Winter Flowers. Pansies and primroses are full of colour

 

Plant heucheras and heather in pots and borders for deep autumn colours

 

Bring in any houseplants which have been outdoors in the warm weather

 

Deadhead and feed your Summer hanging baskets to keep them flourishing right until the first frosts

 

Cut away leaves covering squash and pumpkins to help the fruits ripen in the sun

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