The seasons are changing!Although the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, Septmeber is the perfect time to plant and give your garden a good tidy ready for the colder months ahead! Check out the hints and tips our team of garden experts have recommended for you to do this month in your garden!
PLANT SPRING FLOWERING BULBS
Our spring flowering bulbs will start arriving in store and the choice is wonderful. Whether itʼs tulips, daffodils or snowdrops, these wonders work their magic over winter to bring a colourful display. We recommend planting in bulb fibre to encourage fast root growth.
ADD STRUCTURE & SHAPE
Now is the time to add shape and structure to your garden with hardy shrubs such as Aucuba and Hebes! Planting now gives their roots time to establish over the colder months and ensures strong, healthy new growth in spring!
Offer refuge for garden birds through the winter by providing a healthy supply of food and water. Feed our feathery friends with a high energy diet including soft crumb mix and suet balls over the coming months and reap the rewards with a wildlife haven in your garden.
TIDY YOUR BORDERS
Autumn provides an ideal opportunity to give your borders a good tidy. Dig up annuals, remove any weeds and spread compost or well-rotted manure over the soil to insulate plant roots!
Prune your shrubs and trees now to avoid them losing shape when the winter gales and heavy frosts set in. Not only will they come back stronger next year but will allow you to remove any damage or disease before it spreads to the rest of your garden.
INJECT INSTANT COLOUR
Keep your garden filled with colour by adding easy-to-plant bedding. Choose from our fantastic selection in store, where we have all your autumnal favourites such as Pansies, Primulas, Violas and Cyclamen.
NOURISH YOUR LAWN
Give your lawn a pick-me-up and prepare it for winter by feeding it with Aftercut All-in-One Autumn. This will help your lawn recover from the summer stress and replace the nutrients removed by mowing. Itʼs the best time to overseed, as the warm soil temperatures create ideal conditions for germination!
TIME TO TAKE CUTTING
Alpines are beautiful, low maintenance plants that will grow almost anywhere. Our favourites include Saxifrage and Dianthuswhich will rejuvenate your rockeries and add interest to parts of the garden that, in autumn, would otherwise look rather dull!