Gardening in September
1) Winter Bedding Plants
Now is the time to start looking at what plants are available for winter baskets with a liner of coco fibre or moss and even a wool liner. Use a good hanging basket compost.
2) Flowering plants
– Miniature flowering cyclamen (red, pink and white flowers)
– Winter flowering heathers (pink/white flowers)
– Winter flowering pansies, violas and polyanthus
3) Foliage plants
– Pony tail grass
– Cordylines euonymus
– Variegated ivys
– Hearts tongue fern
– Heuchera (bronze foliage)
– Gaultheria (red berries)
– Small golden conifers (lemon scented Cypress)
– Lysimachia (golden foliage)
– Lamiums (variegated foliage)
– Ajuga (trailing foliage
– blue flowers in spring)
– Dwarf chrysanthemums (white, yellow, pink and bronze flowers available)
Use winter ornamental cabbages for good effect with winter pansies around the edge. You could try a theme of herbs such as Thyme, Rosemary, Golden Sage
– these produce lots of scent when put by your back door.
Use for underplanting in tubs and baskets to add extra colour to your flowering schemes.
Bulbs to use are:
– Dwarf narcissus
– Dwarf iris
– Dwarf tulips
It is now re-seeding time for tired looking lawns, with morning drew and cooler evenings. Patch in areas that have died back and are worn out. Use a general fertiliser such as grow more to help the grass seed in its early growth. Protect your lawn with netting to stop pigeons etc. eating the new growth.