Your September Gardening Tips

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During this late summer month your garden will be reaping the rewards for one of the hottest summers on record. Whilst the fruits of your labour are present it is now the best time to begin preparing for the harsher winter months and preparing for next spring. It is vital to make the most of the warmth in the next few months.

While the soil is still warm, planting and transplanting is a good use of time, the current warmth means that before the evening’s draw in and the coolness of winter approaches plants are able to settle their roots and give your garden a fresh face of colour before the first frost.

Its also time to gather those remaining bulbs you may have in your sheds and have them planted, so that in spring they might thrive and flower. The late autumn give the bulbs time to germinate and store energy for that spring bloom.

There are plenty of smaller jobs to be organising too;

• Plants that are sensitive to frost should be covered in the coming weeks to avoid permanent frost damage and the undoing of the growth they’ve made over the summer period.

• Summer bulbs should be dug up and stored in airy containers.

• Place potted plants either indoors, inside your sheds or in a sheltered position.

• Replace or empty any watering devices that might be damaged by frozen water. Including water pumps for your ponds, which can be replaced by anti ice pumps.

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