The Horticultural Society’s competition for Pelargoniums and Fuchsias was well supported this year, but I could only manage a 2nd for my Fuchsia. One has to accept the Judge’s decision. Mine had made the most growth from a “plug” but flowering peaked a couple of weeks too early.
Now back to September. Time to start planting daffodil bulbs for the Spring, but tulips can wait until October or November.
This is also the month to start taking cuttings of perennials that we want to increase or replace. I am reminded that this month is the beginning of Autumn, and, therefore, we need to make the most of any good weather by harvesting crops of fruit and vegetables. Also, maybe, making a start on winter preparations, like digging over vegetable plots. After all the hot weather we have had we need to start the Autumn tidy up.
Hopefully the lawn growth will start to slow down, assuming it has recovered and if not already completed, there is still time to give it an Autumn feed.
Tip for the month: Start to prepare the greenhouse for overwintering of plants.