It’s September, the nights are getting darker and the days are getting shorter! September is usually cooler compared to August. There may not be much to do if you have an ornamental garden at this time of year but if you do have a fruit or vegetable patch, you’ll be busy gaining the benefits of the harvest!
September is the time to start planting spring flowering bulbs for next year and you can start collecting those seeds for next summer too!
Make the most of the warm days while you can!
Here are LPL’s top ten tips for you this September;
Pick autumn raspberries
Divide herbaceous perennials
Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
Keep up with watering of new plants, use grey water when you can!
Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in autumn.
Plant spring flowering bulbs.
Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird proof netting.