JOBS FOR THE WEEK
WHEN the weather is beautiful and sunny, keep up the watering and feeding routines with pots and containers – there’s still life in them.
KEEP your September garden in bloom by regularly deadheading flowers.
IN THE veg and fruit garden, the main job is harvesting, but also think about ordering new fruit trees. Plant out spring cabbages now but cover with
WHILE the soil is warm, it’s a good time for planting and for soil improvement.
AERATE your lawns and repair bald patches.
WHEN harvesting potatoes, remove little ones from the soil as these can harbour disease.
EXTEND your herbaceous border’s season by planting late-interest plants such as sedums and asters.
PURCHASE some prepared bulbs such as hyacinth and amaryllis which will flower in time for Christmas – great presents! Hyacinth will bloom in time for Christmas netting to protect from birds. Autumn onion sets and garlic can also be planted out now.
Aerate your lawn