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Author Topic: The Garden in September  (Read 1069 times)
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« on: September 09, 2014, 07:43:16 PM »

It looks like we still have some summer left with the lovely weather recently but autumn is on its way.

Now is an ideal time to sow a new lawn or to repair an existing lawn. There is good news on lawns in that you can slow down on the cutting now that autumn is on the way.

You can now sow winter lettuce and also cut-and-come-again salad leaves can be sown which will give tasty leaves throughout the autumn.

Carry on picking courgettes, beans, tomatoes etc. and also to water your greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers. There is still a crop to be had from these plants.

Dahlias come into their own in September and should now be a real flash of colour. The taller varieties will need to be staked now as the winds tend to be stronger. Cutting some for indoors will help them to continue blooming as will regular deadheading.

Now is the time to order your spring bulbs. Reading through the catalogues with a glass of wine can really cheer you up of an evening.

Also spring flowering bedding plants can be ordered and planted now including Bellis, Pansies, Wallflowers, Polyanthus and Primrose. Try mixing them with your spring bulbs to create a lovely display for next year.

A number of hardy annuals can be sown now to flower early next summer. These include calendula, wallflowers, godetia, larkspur, love in the mist and poppy. Wild flowers that can now be sown directly outside such are field scabious, field cornflower and feverfew.
James Hatch
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 12:57:58 AM »

Just to give Garden man a bit of a colourful boost, I have put together a few Autumn - Fall blooms. As your temperature range in Cookham is very similar to that on the southern part of Vancouver Island, you could be enjoying the same range of blooms.
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