September: Keep the summer feeling

Hi,

Just like that it seems that summer is almost over. With preparations for the kids go back to school, there are still a few days for them to get involved in some quick garden activities.

Although we officially enter autumn at the end of this month, there are plenty of ways to extend that summer feeling in your garden with these top ten plants for September. You can get plenty more seasonal gardening tips on my next Facebook Live show, supported by Hartman on Friday 16th September at 1pm.

This year marked the tenth year of Cultivation Street, and once again it was incredibly inspiring to see the achievements of school and community gardens up and down the country. Keep an eye out on the Cultivation Street website to find out the winners, and keep up with how you can get involved next year.

I’ve been really busy up in my grow-your-own area, with lots still to harvest. So, stay up to date with my Instagram and YouTube to see my progress and top tips to use in your own garden.

Happy gardening!

David

Gardening tip of the month

  After a busy season for your lawn, prepare it for the cooler months so it’s in good nick for spring.

Start by weeding your lawn. Use a short handled hoe or knife so you can get as much of the root system out as possible to stop perennial weeds from spreading and growing back.

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Use a spring-tined rake to collect all of the debris, dead grass, and moss which would stop moisture and fertiliser from getting to the grass if it was left in place.

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Aerate the lawn by making holes with a garden fork. This allows more air and nutrients to get to the roots of the grass. It’ll also help the lawn through periods of drought or waterlogging.

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Aerate the lawn by making holes with a garden fork. This allows more air and nutrients to get to the roots of the grass. It’ll also help the lawn through periods of drought or waterlogging.

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Watch this…

Areas of wildflowers work wonders in the garden for a burst of colour, meanwhile pollinators and other wildlife will appreciate the addition too. Watch my video to find out more.

Watch this

Top plants

The garden may be quieter in September, but you can extend the season of interest with these flowers and foliage plants that put on a show from summer into autumn.

Top Plants

Giveaways galore

Be in with a chance to win a Yard Force Cordless Aquajet Pressure Cleaner which is completely portable, ready to take on any cleaning task.

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Planting out corms

Corms need a nutrient rich, well-drained soil, so find out how to plant corms this month for blooms like crocuses and gladioli in spring with these top tips.

Planting out corms

In it to win it

There’s an OASE biOrb Classic up for grabs which is a stunning aquarium that will transform any room.

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Plants for purpose

Many flats and apartments are built with roof gardens and balconies, so this is how to transform these high spaces into a green oasis with suitable plants for the job.

Plants for purpose

Up for grabs

Be in with a chance to win 1 of 10 boxes of Miracle-Gro® Autumn Lawn Care to give your lawn a good start for next spring.

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GYO in a small space

Take advantage of specific gardening methods and use thrifty tricks and hacks to allow you to have a productive space, no matter how big or small.

GYO in a small space

Laying natural stone

Choose the perfect natural stone for your garden with a colour, texture, style, and size that is best suited. Then, all that’s left to do is lay the paving using this handy guide.

Laying natural stone

Here are the winners from August:

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Congratulations! Look out for even more prize draws throughout September…