Gardening in September: Essential Tasks for Late Summer
Embracing the September Garden
As the days gradually shorten and the air gets crisper, our gardens in September enter a transitional phase. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, while there might be fewer tasks in the flowering part of your garden, if you grow fruit plants or vegetables, it’s a busy time as you gather your harvest. This is also the moment to begin planting garden bulbs that will bloom in spring next year. Don’t forget, you can also gather seeds now for the colorful flowers of next summer.
Top Jobs when Gardening in September
Divide Herbaceous Perennials: Renewing Your Garden Beds
Regularly dividing herbaceous perennials is a great practice for all gardeners, whether you’re just starting out or have been gardening for years. This simple technique not only keeps your plants healthy and strong, ensuring they thrive year after year, but it also gives you a chance to increase your plant collection. So, if you’re looking to keep your garden flourishing and maybe even expand it, start dividing your perennials this month!
Pick Autumn Fruit: Savoring the Harvest
At Woolpit Nurseries, we know the joy of reaping what you sow. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned hand, it’s all about picking your fruits whether from apple trees or soft fruit bushes or veggies at the right time. Look for that burst of color and plumpness – signs that they’re perfectly ripe. And here’s a pro tip: choose a sunny day to do it. This way, your harvest stays dry and ready for storage.
Collect Seeds from Perennials & Annuals
Starting a garden from seeds is a simple and budget-friendly approach. As we dive into gardening in September, it’s the perfect chance to expand your garden with both perennial and annual plants without breaking the bank. And hey, if you’re looking for seeds, don’t forget to check out the wide variety we offer at Woolpit Nurseries – your go-to destination for all things gardening!
Net Ponds: Shielding Your Water Wonderland
As leaves begin to fall from the trees, it’s time to safeguard your pond from nature’s ‘litter’. Netting prevents fallen leaves from turning your serene water feature into a debris-filled zone.
Water Late-Flowering Plants
If you’re growing winter vegetables, now is the time to sow seeds for radishes, broad beans, rocket and even winter lettuce. Plant onions, garlic and shallots in well-drained soil or raised beds and cover with fleece for extra protection from the elements.
Clean Cold Frames and Greenhouses
With winter on the horizon, it’s time to prepare your cold frames and greenhouses. Cleaning and disinfecting these spaces ensure a healthy environment for overwintering plants. A safe haven for delicate blooms during the colder months.
Transform Your Garden in September’s at Woolpit Nurseries
Elevate your gardening in September with family run lant nursery Woolpit Nurseries. As your partner in cultivating beauty, we offer more than just plants – we provide a pathway to a garden that thrives through the seasons. From picking the freshest fruits to collecting seeds for future blooms, our expert tips guide you every step of the way. And don’t miss out on our top-quality spring bulbs, laying the foundation for a breathtaking springtime display. Embrace the changing seasons with Woolpit Nurseries, where your garden dreams take root and flourish.