In The Flower Garden This September

Continue to feed and deadhead hanging baskets and container annuals, they will often keep going until the first frost.

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

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

Prune any late-summer flowering shrubs.

Keep deadheading annuals and perennials to extend their performance.

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

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

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