Flower garden job checklist

1 - 7 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant daffodil bulbs in pots and borders
  • Check roses for suckers and cut off any you find, just below ground
  • Trim conifer hedges to neaten their appearance and control height
  • Empty pots of faded early summer bedding, adding old plants to the compost heap
  • Buy tulip bulbs as soon as you find them but hold back from planting until late October-November
  • Dig up gladioli corms after flowering to store until next spring
  • Collect seeds, lay them out to dry, then store them in labelled envelopes
  • Prune rambling roses, cutting out old stems that carried flowers and training in new shoots
  • Take lavender cuttings by pulling off new shoots and inserting them in gritty compost
  • Cut back perennials past their best

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