Sweet pea lovers, it’s time to make your selection of varieties for next year. They’re best sown from late September through early October to get a head start for next spring.
September starts this week and light levels are beginning to drop. House plants will start to require less watering and feeding from now on.
As growth decreases, heighten the blade on your lawn mower. Reseed any worn patches.
Consider sowing hardy annuals for next year. The benefit of sowing now or early autumn will be an earlier display next spring. This approach won’t be suitable for half-hardy or tender annuals and even your hardy sowings may need a little bit of protection in a very harsh winter. Suitable candidates include lunaria (honesty), poppies, nigella (love-in-a-mist) and cornflowers.
Treat any vine weevil infection with nematodes – a treatment that works most effectively while the soil is still warm.
Purchase your narcissi Paperwhites for the purpose of forcing indoors in time for Christmas.