September 2019 – Give your Garden a New Life!

September is here, and there’s much to be done when your outside enjoying what’s left of this years warmth. As the season of Autumn begins, we’ve got plenty of work to do tidying and maintaining plants and equipment.

If you’re looking for inspiration to bring your garden to life, see below for these Autumn pointers:

  • Deadhead your penstemons, dahlias, and roses to keep flowers growing.
  • Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they’ve completed flowering (unless they are repeat-flowering variations, in which case leave them until later in the year).
  • Start the autumn clean-up. Get rid of any old crops that have finished and clear away weeds to leave your plot tidy and ready for the winter.
  • Pick off rotting fruits from any pear, apple and plum trees, as these will spread disease if left on the tree.
  • Water greenhouse plants early in the day so the greenhouse is dry by the evening.
  • Close greenhouse vents and doors late in the afternoon to help keep the in heat overnight. This will guarantee your plants crop for as long as possible.
  • Feed your lawn with an autumn fertiliser which is rich in potassium and low in nitrogen.
  • Burn diseased plants or dispose of the material in your household or green waste. Don’t compost it as the spores may persist in the compost and infect your plants again.  

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