The gardening year gallops on at speed and what a strange summer it’s been! In spring it was cold with light levels low, so much so that it was difficult to get things growing. Then suddenly it turned hot with real downpours of rain and it was a job to keep up with everything!
Let’s take a look at what we need to be doing in September!
It’s a good idea to turn compost heaps regularly to aerate the content and improve the breakdown of fibrous material.
August has arrived, it is high summer and yet again we feel blessed if we are fortunate enough to have a garden! Right now, plants are flowering in abundance and the vegetable plot is in full production of tasty, healthy produce. So, let’s have a look at what we need to do to keep our garden looking fantastic!
A month to say goodbye to the old year and prepare for the new one!
Lawns - Need detailed advice on creating a new lawn or maintaining/renovating an existing one? Then Google the ‘Lawn Association’ a recently formed organisation for the benefit of both professional and home garden people.
Clear up and tidy! A bit of thought and action now will prevent trouble next year.
Autumn is with us and lets hope for good weather, to raise our spirits, shorten the winter and give us time to attend to all those essential garden chores.
In the herbaceous border you can take and root cuttings from perennials such as fuchsias, pelargoniums and Salvias.