We will need to make the most of any good weather and maybe make a start on preparations for winter.
One task that I will have is to repair the damage to the lawn caused by the hot weather of July. As I write the grass is beginning to recover and I will not be having the blades on the mower too low. When the grass is reasonably dry I shall have to scarify to get rid of the “thatch”. Then an autumn feed will be essential.
The leaves will be starting to fall—so out with the garden Vac and clear up. It has been said that the hot weather we have had has reduced the number of slugs and snails—you could fool me! So it is wise not to leave garden debris for them to hide away in for the winter.
This month is the time for planting daffodils—some in pots to force on. Tulips can wait until November.
I must mention the Flower Show, which seems a long time ago now. It was interesting to see what people had been able to grow and generally I think the standard of entries was good. Of course we know from our own gardens that some things had done better than others.
Tip for the month...Clean and oil your tools as you put them away.