In The Flower Garden This September

Continue to feed and deadhead hanging-basket and container annuals, they will often keep until the first frosts.

Keep deadheading annuals and perennials to extend their performance.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs now, such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths, for glorious colour next year.

Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they’ve finished flowering.

Deadhead your penstemons, dahlias and roses to keep flowers coming.

Keep camellias and rhododendrons well watered at this time of year to ensure that next year’s buds develp well.

Prune any late-summer flowering shrubs.

Top Tip:

Divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Plant and water in the new divisions well.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Pick autumn raspberries.
  • Plant trees and shrubs in autumn - will give them the best start to let roots settle in before new spring growth.
  • Keep up with watering of new plants.
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.