Last Updated: 17/08/2016
Getting The Garden Ready For Autumn
August is a great month for gardening all we need to do is to make sure that we keep everything watered and if you are growing vegetables make sure that you harvest them regularly. September is only a couple of weeks away and so we need to start thinking about preparing the garden for next spring. If you have apple trees, now is the time to harvest the fruit, storing them in a dark cool place if you don't feel like using them straight away. If you are looking to bottle or preserve pears and plums or make green tomato chutney then now it the time to do it. If you buy bulbs by mail order then you will need to make sure that you put your order in soon to ensure that you receive early flowering spring bulbs such as Narcissus by the end of the month. However most other bulbs can wait until the month of October and tulips don’t need to be planted until the end of November. If you would like to inject some early bursts of colour into your garden, especially if you are planning to sell your home next Spring then Wallflowers are a great choice – they come in all different colours from deep reds to delicate lilacs and lemon.
Take a look at your boarders, if perennials have become too large or overcrowded then this is a good time to divide them up into smaller plants so that they can establish their roots before the next growing season in Spring. Bring in any house plants you have had outside during the summer months.