September

Plant Now For Spring Colour

Plant spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths now, while the soil is warm. Ideal for a season full of blooms next springtime.

Plant hyacinth and amaryllis bulbs for forcing, to ensure a crowd of colourful blooms at Christmas. Perfect for a homemade Christmas present.

For long lasting display of bulbs it’s worth planting several layers in one pot. E.g. Start by adding some compost in a deep pot and then spread out several daffodils at the lowest level. Cover with more compost and then place several tulip bulbs around the compost surface. The final bulb layer could be early flowering crocus.

 

Top Tip

Choose bulb varieties that flower at different times to extend the period of interest.

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.