September

The increasingly blustery days and falling leaves announce that autumn is here. It's is a magical time as leaves change colour, apples ripen and the hedgerows begin to burst with juicy berries.

Any dead or spindly looking growth should be cut out and tie up any new growth from the base.

It is the time of year when your garden takes a well-earned rest after its busy summer season, leaving you time to do some green fingered maintenance;

Harvest early apples and soft fruits - the perfect excuse to bake an autumn crumble!

It is a great month to move and plant shrubs, giving them a head start for spring as they will have time to establish themselves over winter. If you’re planning some new additions, take a look at our featured collections for inspiration.

Buy and plant trees.

Divide (herbaceous) perennials, particularly plants that have stopped flowering.

Plant spring flowering bulbs such as Narcissi, Tulips and Muscari.

Stop feeding plants.

Shape your hedging ready for winter.

Prune climbing roses once they have finished flowering. Any dead or spindly looking growth should be cut out and tie up any new growth from the base.

Clear away any fallen leaves and put them onto the compost heap.

Celebrate your efforts with that homemade crumble and a nice hot cuppa!

As always, happy gardening!