Flow­ers to sow in Septem­ber:

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Ger­beras are favourite cut flow­ers, beloved be­cause of their clear colours and neat sym­me­try.

Yates has re­cently added the old-style, long-stemmed ger­bera to its seed range.

Give ger­beras an open sunny po­si­tion with very good drainage, and wa­ter at the base of the plant so that the leaves stay dry.

This new Yates va­ri­ety, which can reach up to more than 60cm tall, cre­ates a dra­matic flo­ral dis­play.

The gar­den takes off in Septem­ber so this is the month to feed ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing.

Fer­tilise shrubs and trees with Dy­namic Lifter (make vertical feed­ing holes down into the soil if plants are grow­ing in lawn). Feed lawns with Dy­namic Lifter Lawn Food-the nat­u­ral way to feed lawns and the soil.

Fast-grow­ing plants, such as leafy greens and young seedlings, and bulbs should be fed weekly with Thrive Sol­u­ble Plant Food or Nitrosol. nials so that their fresh, new, spring growth can come through.

Prune sum­mer-flow­er­ing shrubs such as abe­lia, abu­tilons, hi­bis­cus and plumbago. Tidy up herbs and feed them with some Ac­ti­cote or Nutri­cote. re­store the spoilt leaves so it’s vi­tal to en­cour­age new clean growth on the out­side of the plant.

And thrips don’t like get­ting wet so, when you’re wa­ter­ing, make sure you splash the leaves, top and bot­tom.

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