JOBS FOR THE WEEK
KEEP an eye out at the garden centre for perennials that can be divided up into a couple of smaller plants. Look out for late-summer flowering perennials which could give you lots of colour until November.
GET your biennials into a final flowering position – wallfowers, sweet williams, foxgloves and forget-me-nots.
SWEET-PEA lovers – make your selection for next year. They’re best sown from late September until early October.
LIGHT levels are beginning to drop, so houseplants will start to require less watering and feeding.
AS GROWTH decreases, heighten the blade on your lawn mower.
CONSIDER sowing hardy annuals for next year. This will give an earlier display next spring. Hardy sowings may need protection if there’s a harsh winter.
TREAT vine weevil infection with nematodes – this treatment works best while the soil is warm now.
PURCHASE narcissi paperwhites for forcing indoors in time for Christmas.