While there isn’t much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of year, if you have fruit or veg 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 & you can collect seeds for next summer’s colour too.

1. Divide herbaceous perennials
2. Pick autumn raspberries
3. Collect & sow seeds from perennials & hardy annuals
4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage
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 house plant watering
8. Clean out cold frames & greenhouses so they are ready for use in autumn
9. Cover leafy veg crops with bird proof netting
10. Plant spring bulbs

September 04, 2023