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September in the garden

Harvest time and preparations for winter.

Things should be getting cooler outside and the days shorter. The biggest part of this month will be reaping the rewards of harvest if you have a fruit or vegetable patch.

And don’t forget, it’s time to start planting those spring flowering bulbs ready for next year – a great selection is available at Palmers!

September plants

  • Fuchsia hatschbachii
  • Phlox paniculata ‘Herbstwalzer’
  • Helianthus ‘Carine’
  • Persicaria amplexicaulis Taurus
  • Verbena bonariensis

(all available at Palmers)

Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre

General Maintenance

  • frost is soon to be on it’s way, so bring in any tender plants you have, like Fuchsia
  • stake any late flowering tall perennials to prevent damage
  • buy your spring flowering bulbs
  • clear away dead leaves when they begin to fall – rotting leaves can cause disease in the garden. Use them on the compost heap

Flowers and Plants

  • sow your sweet peas in a cold frame or greenhouse, ready for early summer blooms next year
  • plant new perennials, especially towards the end of the month when the soil is still warm, but moisture levels are increasing
  • cut back any fading perennials
  • deadhead your flowers, not forgetting hanging baskets, and remember to water and feed
  • it’s a good time to start planting and moving shrubs and trees. Ensure that they get a thorough soaking when planted
  • prune any late flowering shrubs
  • trim your hedges into shape for Winter
  • prune your climbing roses once they have flowered
  • cut out any dead, spindly growth from the garden; removing from the base will encourage more vigorous growth

Lawns

  • keep mowing, but raise the height of the cut as the grass growth slows down
  • apply an autumn feed to harden your lawn up for winter
  • it’s the ideal time to create new lawns, fresh turf is available from Palmers

Fruit and Vegetables

  • reap the rewards of your harvest
  • pick your autumn raspberries
  • dig up any remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
  • cover leafy vegetable crops with a bird proof netting

Don’t Forget The Birds

  • keep supplying them with fresh food and water
  • check that there is not moldy food on their tables
  • we have a full range of seeds and feeders available at Palmers
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Let’s start getting ready for winter!

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September Jobs Checklist

  • Bring in your tender plants
  • Stake any late flowering tall perennials
  • Dead head your flowers
  • Prune climbing roses
  • Raise the height of your lawn cutter
  • Harvest raspberries & potatoes
  • Prune late flowering shrubs
  • Cover leafy vegetables
  • Provide food & water for the birds

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