In The Greenhouse This September
Clean out your greenhouse to reduce the risk of pests and diseases next year.
Water greenhouse plants early on in the day so the greenhouse is dry by the evening. Damp, cool nights can encourage botrytis.
Empty pots, old compost and decaying plant material can harbour unwated pests over winter.
Remove shading from you greenhouse towards the end of the month so that plants get maximum light available.
Clean out cold frames and greenhouses ahead of autumn sowing and growing.
Close greehouse vents and doors late in the afternoon to help trap in heat overnight. This will ensure your plants crop for as pong as possible.
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 the roots settle in before new spring growth.
- Keep up with watering of new plants.
- Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.