Flowers for September
Plan your garden so there is a succession of colour throughout the year.
Autumn and winter bedding
Add autumn and winter flowering bedding to your borders, pots and baskets, and create an abundance of long-lasting colour in the garden long after summer has ended.Be inspired
Our 5 top tips for September
The days are getting noticeably shorter as we head into autumn, but it's often still warm enough to feel like summer! Make the most of these balmy days and get a few jobs done before the temperatures really start to dip.
Here are just a few of our top tips for September:
- What to plant: The higher rainfall and lower temperatures that autumn brings, provide the ideal conditions for planting. Now's the time then to get trees, shrubs or climbers in the ground. While the soil is still warm, they will put on lots of new root growth - and that means they will get off to a flying start next spring.
- Sowing seeds: Sow your hardy annual flower seeds now and you will be rewarded with an earlier display of blooms next year. Shop flowering seeds to sow now.
- Lift & divide: Now's the perfect time to lift and divide over-large perennials before replanting. It will give them a new lease on life, and they will produce lots more flowers next year. Browse our gardening tools.
- Get mulching: Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your borders, and a sunny autumn day after we’ve had some rain, is the perfect time to apply it. Not only will it help cut down on slug and snail damage, but a mulch will reduce the amount of weeds growing around your plants, and help conserve moisture around their roots. Shop our natural mulch.
- Lawn care: Give lawns a revamp now and remove all weeds, aerate to improve drainage, remove excess thatch, and finally apply some autumn lawn feed. If you have any bare patches, then fill them in with a sprinkling of lawn seed. Browse our lawn care.
Bulb planting essentials
From pots to planting tools, find everything you need to begin your bulb journey.Browse now
Be environmentally friendly by collecting rainwater - it's a 'go-to' for gardeners and best of all, it's free!