September

Late Summer Colour

Planting trees and shrubs in autumn will give them the best start to let roots settle in before new spring growth.

Start to divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Make sure you water in the new divisions well.

Fill gaps in borders with autumn flowering plants such as sedum and chrysanthemum to extend the colour to the end of the season.

Keep deadheading annuals and perennials to extend their performance.

Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they have finished flowering.

 

Top Tip

Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals.

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, using rain water if possible.
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.