Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

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

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