Gardening advice for September
Now summer time is over and we’re heading into Autumn, it’s time to think about all of the things that need doing in your garden in September.
We are lucky enough to have fairly mild Septembers (and sometimes these are better than August!) so you can still plant out some new plants to add instant colour to your garden. Head down to your local garden centre and find out what they have that’s good to go for gardening in September.
Here are a few more gardening advice tips for gardening in September:
- Dead-head those faded flowers. This may encourage new growth in later flowering species.
- If you have rose beds then scatter sulphate of potash or wood ash on them and mix it in.
- Hardy herbaceous plants can be pruned.
- Remove any annuals that are fading – fill gaps with late blooming plants if you want.
- Plant bulbs for flowering in the spring – daffodils are a favourite, but also go for dwarf tulips, iris, cyclamens, crocus and lily bulbs.
- Keep watering the garden during dry spells as the mild weather will mean certain plants need as much as in the summer.
- If you don’t already have one then start a compost bin – you can buy a plastic one or make one from wood and chicken wire. By adding green waste, newspapers etc now you should get some compost ready to use next spring and summer.
Let’s hope we get some good weather this month so you can get out in your garden and enjoy it as well as doing some work!