Tasks for September
As we head into autumn, there's a shift in the garden.
The days are shorter and the soft sunlight shows off your plants in a whole new way. There's still plenty to enjoy and do in the garden. Many trees and shrubs start to change into their glorious autumn colours this month, and there's still plenty to harvest on the veg plot. A wonderful time of year!
Plant up containers for autumn interest, using small Conifers, Heathers, Heucheras, bedding plants and other colourful evergreen plants. Some dwarf bulbs add interest for next spring.
Plant spring bulbs, including Crocuses, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Bluebells and Snake's-head fritillaries in pots and borders.
Dig up potatoes before slug damage spoils them. Store in a cool dark place.
Start to reduce the frequency of watering your houseplants and stop feeding them.
Pick apples and pears, store the undamaged ones for later use in a cool dark place and enjoy eating the rest.
New lawns can be sown from seed or turf laid. Make sure you prepare the ground well before hand.