September marks the beginning of the colder months as the Autumnal Equinox arrives. In the garden, we start to see leaves turn the vivid colours of autumn while vegetables come to the end of their growing season.
But this is by no means the end of the gardening season for another year. There are always jobs to do in the garden – here we give you a quick run through of tasks to do to start preparing your garden for the colder months:
In the flower garden:
- Cut back any perennials that have finished flowering and keep deadheading annuals as they appear
- Take cuttings of roses, geraniums, fuchsias, anthemis, lantanas, pelargoniums and hydrangeas to replant later on
- Collect seeds from hollyho