SEPTEMBER - APPLES, PLUMS & PEARS, ALL READY TO PICK BEFORE THEY FALL
September weather is often lovely, sunny and settled and if so then continue to monitor the watering of plants in pots & containers, especially tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, feed weekly too.
Deadhead and or cut out fading perennials to keep everywhere tidy. Leave seed heads on those plants that feed the birds and self seed if wanted.
Now is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs such as Daffodils and Crocus but Tulips are best planted late October and November.
Summer containers can now be refilled with autumn bedding such as pansies and violas.
Raspberries, blackberries, plums, apples and pears are all ready for harvest, keep harvesting as necessary.
The vegetable garden will continue to provide a bountiful variety of crops - salad, beetroot, beans, onions, potatoes, chard, spinach and brassicas.
Check often stored vegetables such as onions and potatoes and remove any shows signs of disease and decay.