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This event began 10/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder. It's a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour. Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leafmould you can make! It's also time to start preparing for early frosts.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
Cut back perennials that have died down
Divide herbaceous perennials
 
Here are some more jobs and reminders for October as circulated by the RHS...
Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
Cut back perennials that have died down
Divide herbaceous perennials
Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory 
Plant out spring cabbages
Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
Prune climbing roses
Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas
Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf
 
Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (October) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
Cover Photo from Pixabay

    

This event begins 11/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
 
Here are some more jobs and reminders for November as circulated by the RHS...
Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds
Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
Plant out winter bedding
Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well
Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed and if appropriate - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting
 
Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (November) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
Cover Photo from Pixabay

    

This event began 09/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year and you can collect seeds for next summer's colour too. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Divide herbaceous perennials
Pick autumn raspberries
Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
 
Here are some more jobs and reminders for September as circulated by the RHS...
Divide herbaceous perennials
Pick autumn raspberries
Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
Plant spring flowering bulbs
 
Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (September) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
Cover Photo from Pixabay

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  • 01 September 2022      30 September 2022

    This event began 09/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year and you can collect seeds for next summer's colour too. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Divide herbaceous perennials
    Pick autumn raspberries
    Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for September as circulated by the RHS...
    Divide herbaceous perennials
    Pick autumn raspberries
    Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
    Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
    Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
    Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
    Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
    Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
    Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
    Plant spring flowering bulbs
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (September) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
    Cover Photo from Pixabay

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  • 01 October 2021      31 October 2021

    This event began 10/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder. It's a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour. Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leafmould you can make! It's also time to start preparing for early frosts.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
    Cut back perennials that have died down
    Divide herbaceous perennials
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for October as circulated by the RHS...
    Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
    Cut back perennials that have died down
    Divide herbaceous perennials
    Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory 
    Plant out spring cabbages
    Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
    Prune climbing roses
    Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
    Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas
    Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (October) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
    Cover Photo from Pixabay

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  • 01 August 2022      31 August 2022

    This event began 08/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they've finished flowering.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for August as circulated by the RHS...
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
    Watering! - particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
    Collect seed from garden plants
    Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
    Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
    Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
    Keep ponds and water features topped up
    Feed the soil with green manures
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (August) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
     
    Cover Image by Steve Bidmead from Pixabay

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