Nursery Tips

Jobs for September

Jobs for September

Sep 1, 2021 | Nursery Tips

  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, crocus, bluebells etc.
  • Continue the colour by replacing summer bedding with autumn flowering plants and spring bulbs.
  • The days may be getting shorter and cooler but new plants will still need watering.
  • Whilst the nights may be cool your greenhouse can still get very warm during the day. Don’t forget to ventilate.
  • September is an excellent time to start sowing lawns. The warm soil and overnight dews give the seed a perfect start.
  • Clumps of congested perennials can be lifted and divided at this time of year.
  • Give your greenhouse / cold frame a good wash ready for autumn.
  • Harvest maincrop potatoes.
  • Check plant supports and tree ties are secure before any autumn gales.
  • Pick apples and pears before autumn winds blow them down.