Make the most of the warmth in the air and soil, before the temperatures drop at the beginning of Autumn.
Start planting bulbs for spring display now. Tulips are better left until November, but daffodils need to be planted now. As a quick rule for depth of planting, bulbs should be planted 3 times the height of the bulb.
Finish trimming evergreen hedges by mid September. Divide herbaceous perennials now if they have outgrown their space or are looking tired. Doing this will improve their flowering and shape and invigorate them.
Pick autumn raspberries regularly to keep them cropping. Net garden ponds before the leaves start to fall. Take cuttings of tender perennials such as fuchsias and Pelargoniums before they get caught by the frost.
Climbing roses can be pruned now after they have flowered, prune flowered sideshoots back by two thirds. Cut out any really old branches to the base.
Sow grass seed or lay new turf this month. Apply an autumn weed and feed to your lawns.
As the weather cools begin to scarify, aerate and top dress.
Cut summer flowering meadows after they have gone to seed. Leave cuttings for a few days to allow remaining seeds to fall, then rake up so that the cuttings are not left to enrich the ground.
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