Jobs to do in the garden
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.
October is the time to to plant bulbs
October is the month to start planting bulbs as soil is still warm. Getting roots established before the weather closes in will help them fight rot and wet. Planting bulbs in pots means you can move them round the garden to when and where colour is most needed.