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Mon-Sat 09.00am - 5.30pm
Thurs 09.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Forest Lodge Garden Centre for great value and garden inspiration

September

  • Now is the time of year to plant spring flowering bulbs such as crocuses, daffodils, narcissi and snowdrops in borders and patio pots. Use a long handled bulb planter to save your back if you have lots to plant.
  • Start tidying up the garden by clearing away summer bedding and planting out pansies, wallflowers and other spring bedding plants.
  • Rake or vacuum any fallen leaves and other dead plant material to improve appearances, and prevent diseases over the winter.
  • Cut and dry herbs by hanging upside down in a cool dry location ready for use in the winter.
  • Continue to hoe regularly to keep weeds down and prevent problems for the following year.
  • Apply a good quality autumn lawn treatment, such as Evergreen Autumn, to green the grass, feed the roots and control moss to make the turf more resistant to the rigors of winter. It is also an ideal time to sow new lawns from seed.
  • Net ponds to prevent leaves falling in to them as toxins can build up when they rot down and harm your fish.
  • Sow broad bean seeds, plant garlic bulbs and onion sets for early cropping next year.
  • Consider harvesting fruit now and how to store it.
  • Divide herbaceous perennials and collect seeds at this time, some of these can be sown now.
  • Consider harvesting any remaining potatoes and store them in a dedicated sack.
  • Clean out your green house and wash down the glass and benches with Jeyes fluid.
  • Protect your leafy vegetable crops from pigeons with our plant protection netting and bird scaring tape.
Forest Lodge Garden Centre is part of a family business, which includes Birdworld and Garden Style