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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.
Make sure the first job you do in September is 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 haVIEW FULL STORY
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 cmVIEW FULL STORY
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 mVIEW FULL STORY
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 deVIEW FULL STORY
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