In The Flower Garden In September
Continue to feed and deadhead your hanging baskets and container plants! They can keep going up until the first frosts with proper care.
Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering.
Keep the colour in your garden by planting out bulbs from mid-September.
If you have any camellias and rhododendrons, keep them well watered at this time of year. This ensures that next year’s buds will develop well.
Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they’ve finished flowering, unless they are the repeat flowering type. If they are repeat-flowering, leave them until later in the year.
Apply mulch to protect your plants! Mulch helps keep soil from drying out, improves the texture and helps protect the roots of tender plants.
- Apply mulch to protect your plants! Mulch helps keep soil from drying out, improves the texture and helps protect the roots of tender plants.
- Help pumpkins ripen in time for Halloween by removing any leaves shadowing the fruits.
- Harvest plums! If you have more than you need, freeze them!
- Install water butts to collect rain over the autumn and winter months. Rain water is ideal for watering ericaceous plants such as rhododendrons and camellias.
- Bumblebees need food to get them through the autumn. Plan for late flowering plants in your garden to help them.