Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

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.


Sweet peas

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