It just so happens that September is s good time of year for landscaping to be all done & dusted & for planting to start. The construction is almost all done in our garden, there’s just the greenhouse to put up & a small summer-house is arriving in a few weeks time.
The timing is down to luck rather than planning, but I’m making the most of it while the soil is warm enough for new plants to develop roots & be all ready to start growing next Spring, & there’s no more frazzling sunshine around.
Bare-rooted trees & shrubs will be available from next month when nurseries begin digging them up, the roots are wrapped rather than potted, which means they’re a whole lot cheaper means they’re cheaper to produce. Order them now for delivery next month.
I’m tempted to order bare-root roses & peonies, although we have some already. You can also buy bare-root fruit bushes & small trees too, order them now too & there’ll be plenty to choose from ready for delivery next month.
Spring flowering bulbs are such a joy, though the enormous choice of tulips types is a little overwhelming, don’t you think? I’ll order them this month too, along with alliums, daffodils & crocus. The tulips will have to wait to be planted until the end of October/November, to let the cold weather kill off the fungal disease [tulip blight] that they’re susceptible too.
We’ve now got 6 vegetable beds in the garden, the timing wasn’t so great for this because there aren’t many vegetables to start growing now, but I’ll use them now to sow hardy annual flower seeds for planting out in the garden next Spring.
they’ll get a head start before winter kicks in, a few leaves appear but most of their energy is put into growing a good root-system ready for next year, this gives them a huge advantage over seeds sown in Spring.
Have a lovely week.
all photos: Jill Anderson