Jobs to do in the garden
It's the end of summer and the time is right to harvest apples. To test if they are ready to harvest, simply hold the apple underneath, lift and twist. If the apple comes away from the tree easily then your apples are ready to harvest.
You will need to store over winter and the Haws Apple Tray is the ideal storage device. Click here for more
Sow Annuals for Spring
Sow very hardy annuals now rather than in the spring to ensure early spring blooms.
Sow in trays, transplate and pot on to keep over winter in a greenhouse or frame before planting out once the worst of the winter weather has passed.
September is the month to start collecting fallen leaves from lawns, otherwise they can mark the grass and encourage disease.
September is also the ideal month to establish new lawns, either from seed or turf. Take advantage of dry and windless days to prepare the ground and sow seeds or lay turf.