Plant Tips for September to November

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Plant Tips


  • Divide overgrown perennials from this month onwards
  • Any late flowering perennials should be staked to prevent damage
  • September is an ideal month to sow or turf new lawns
  • Spring bedding can be planted now to establish before winter 
  • Plant out spring onion sets
The perfect time to put down new turf.  Try Grasslands' premier Rysport turf grown in Kent on the Romney Marshes, and ideal for any garden.  £4.75 per roll (0.6m x 1.6m), available now.
Why not try Taylors Onion Set 'Red Winter' or 'Troy', available in our Bulb Store from mid-September.  Price from £1.99 each.


  • Rake up fallen leaves.  Store in a mesh cage to make leaf mould
  • Lift any summer flowering bulbs or tubers that are not hardy
  • Lift and divide rhubarb if the plant has become congested
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs before the soil becomes too wet and cold
  • Sow sweet peas under cover for earlier flowers next year
A wide selection of Sweet Pea varieties are available from this season's ranges of Thompson & Morgan and Suton seeds.  Price from £1.99.

  • Clean or recylce old plant pots or trays
  • Prune any glasshouse grapevines
  • Plant fruit trees or bushes if the soil is not frozen
  • Insulate the greenhouse to save heating bills
  • Insulate pots left outside to prevent roots from freezing
Bubble wrap is ideal to keep your pots and roots protected from frost.  Also don't forget to protect more delicate plants with fleece.


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