News: Gardening Jobs for September
Autumn is here and we have compiled a helpful list of jobs to keep you busy and on top of everything in your garden this month. Here are our jobs for September!
Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs
The bulb planting season is upon us again! Now is the time to plan ahead and start planting for Spring and there is still plenty of time to buy your spring flowering bulbs. Our user friendly online collection has over 500 carefully selected varieties for you to choose from, including great offers and bulk pack savings. Plant these bulbs throughout September to October for an impressive display in Spring.
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Harvest Fruit Trees
September is the key month for your fruit tree harvest. Various varieties of Apples, Pears, Plums and Gages ripen throughout September. The optimum harvest date varies with the size, variety and geographical area. Pears can be picked whilst firm but don’t be tempted to pick your Apples too early, you can gauge their ripeness by gently twisting them as a ripe apple will easily part from the spur.
We’re on our way out of Summer now and your greenhouse will soon become an essential escape for your tender plants during the bad weather. You could even think about fitting some insulation to protect against the cold nights ahead. Remember however that Summer weather can sometimes extend right into early Autumn, and September can sometimes hold particularly hot days, so keep a watch for these and ensure your greenhouse is well ventilated during the day but warmth is trapped during the evening.
Now could also be the perfect time to take the opportunity to tidy and organise your greenhouse so there’s room to accommodate new additions. The glass may need a good clean and you should check all plants for any signs of pests and treat immediately.
Tidy up the garden
It won’t be long until it’s too wet to cut the grass, so make sure you take advantage of the few dry days we have left to tidy up your lawn. Any Autumn Crocus and Cyclamen you’ve planted previously will soon be flowering and you want the grass cut before they emerge.