IN YOUR GARDEN
This month is a great time to prune. Keep climbers in check by removing tendrils, trim hedges and cut back old flower heads.
As the weather cools, start thinking about big planting projects. It’s perfect planting weather and hedges will take to their new position quickly while the soil is still warm but the sun has lost its sting.
CHOOSE SPRING FLOWERS
It’s the right time to plant spring flowering seedlings. Imagine baskets of trailing sweet peas, scented stocks to pick and bring inside, and potted pansies brightening your windowsill.
Many tropical plants look their best in autumn. Consider adding some hibiscus, bird of paradise, coleus or crotons (in frost-free areas) to your garden this month.