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Gardener's Diary

September 2013


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Gardening Jobs for the month - September

Late summer progresses to autumn

September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!

Top 10 jobs this month

  1. Divide herbaceous perennials

  2. Pick autumn raspberries

  3. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals

  4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them

  5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway

  6. Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible

  7. Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering

  8. Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn

  9. Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting

  10. Plant spring flowering bulbs

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their September advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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