WHAT TO TO THIS WEEK...
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.
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 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 and cornflowers. TREAT vine weevil infection with nematodes – this works most effectively while the soil is still warm.