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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

SEPTEMBER

August has been a funny month, there wasn’t a butterfly in the garden in the first half, then the latter weeks it was full of them! The same goes for the birds.  Make the first job you do in September the cleaning of all the bird feeders and filling them up of course, with the right type of feed.  No salt, no bread but lots of high fat nuts and fat balls.

September comes as a shock to the system. The garden tries valiantly to carry on as though it was July but the dark, the rain, the cold all take their toll, and like all beauties, the end comes all too quickly. 

 

SEPTEMBER: BULBS - OLD AND NEW

It's time to buy and plant your spring bulbs, narcissi of all types, crocuses, snowdrops, hyacinths, and the like. They are best naturalised into the woodland edge, if you ha

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SEPTEMBER: SOWING & GROWING

You can continue to sow winter crops in September. Spring onions: in drills (a ‘scrape’ in fine soil 6 – 8 cm (3 in) deep and as long as you wish) at 3 cm

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SEPTEMBER: MAINTENANCE

You can do a lot in the garden to keep the illusion that Sundays are still Pimms-worthy, like deadheading and tidying, working on the lawn, edging, trimming the hedges, and m

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SEPTEMBER: PESTS

There are still a lot of slugs and snails around, so trap them, bash them, salt them, squeeze them, eat them (well the birds do!) and do what you can to get rid. Get your de

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