- Edward Bowring
Gardening Jobs for September
Please forgive the radio silence we've moved house and everything else has had to take rather a back seat.
It's been a lovely summer and we're hoping September will be equally lovely!
There's lots to do in the garden so here are some ideas:
Divide perennials whilst the soil is still warm
to make space and free plants.
Sow hardy annuals now for next spring.
Start planning and planting your spring
flowering bulbs, but wait until November to
plant out the tulips.
Take currant cuttings.
Sow chard, spinach, broad beans.
Sweet peas, beans, lettuce, carrots, beetroot,
sweetcorn, courgettes, apples, pears, plums,
Keep deadheading or leave a few to collect
Remove leaves from squash plants so the fruits can get as much sun as possible and ripen.
Cut back fruited canes of summer raspberries.
Harvest what you can and pickle, freeze,
stew and chutney the rest!
Keep mowing as required.
Aerate and scarify.
Edge the lawn with a half-moon for a really
Get out and enjoy the last of summer.