Although September sees the beginning of autumn, more often than not the days remain warm and in reality we enjoy an extension of summer, so why not extend your summer garden. Attention to detail will keep the garden fresh and interesting in the weeks ahead. Continue dead heading to encourage more flowers. Cut back summer perennials which have finished flowering, lightly fork through the borders and remove weeds as you go.
Create a warm welcome.
Group an arrangement of planted up pots beside an entrance for late summer colour. Choose from architectural plants like Phormiums (New Zealand flax), planted with Lobelia ‘Russion Princess’, Dazzling Dahlias and New Guinea Impatiens.