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September Garden Advice and Maintenance
Whitehaven Garden Centre - September Advice

General Gardening

  • Pick Autumn raspberries
  • Dig up any remaining potatoes before the slugs spoil them
  • Put a net over your pond to protect from falling leaves
  • Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
  • Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering
  • Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
  • Plant Spring flowering bulbs
  • Once faded, take out summer bedding plants and replace with spring ones such as Pansies and Wallflowers
  • Deadhead Roses regularly
  • Clear up any fallen leaves
  • Begin planting your Autumn, Winter and early Spring flowering plants
  • Empty containers of plants which are now passed their best in preparation for replanting with Autumn and Winter flowering types and Spring flowering bulbs. Remember to empty hanging
  • baskets at the same time
  • Line the insides of your pots before planting with bubble plastic to protect your plants’ roots and clay pots from frosts
  • Spring flowering bulbs should be ideally planted before mid-November
  • Whenever possible, plant bulbs straight away, otherwise store in a cool dry place

In the Greenhouse

  • Clean out your greenhouse ready for the Autumn
  • Narcissus can be planted to ensure a display for Christmas
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