Saturday February 24 , 2018

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September Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240As the nights start to draw in September usually sees gardeners working quick time to make the most of this super-busy month. 

While there are still flowers to deadhead and plenty to harvest in the vegetable plot it is also a time of preparation.  There are bulbs to plant to ensure a gorgeous display next spring. There are repairs to furniture and structures to do before the worst of the winter weather hits us.  It's one of the busiest months in the gardeners' diary and it's also officially lawn care month in Blue Daisy's!



  • Give your lawn some TLC - see our September Garden Advice post about how to go about it!
  • Start to buy and plant spring flowering bulbs
  • Continue to harvest your vegetables and fruit
  • Make any repairs to the greenhouse that are needed
  • Remove dead or dying summer bedding plants
  • Remember to be vigilant about garden hygiene
  • Put a net over ponds to stop leaves falling into it (before they start falling!)
  • Shelter any tender plants and if possible bring them inside or put in cold frames to overwinter them
  • For a splash of colour this winter buy new plants from garden centres, nurseries or just ask Blue Daisy - we can get them for you.
  • (Although it will be too late for some plants) to encourage more flowers continue dead-heading to make it look tidier
  • Buy or make a compost bin if you don't have one already
  • Complete or repair any garden constructions like fencing or refelting your shed roof before winter sets in and takes its toll
  • Empty and clean water butts with a garden disinfectant.



Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.


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