As September draws near, John Stoa takes a look at the jobs needing done in the garden in next month. Have a read and prepare your plants for the colder weather.
Here’s the third thing to do on you list:
In the fruit garden
• Pick early varieties of apples such as Discovery as they ripen, as they are best eaten fresh from the tree.
• Prune red, white and blackcurrants once they have finished fruiting as this helps to ripen up the remaining new shoots and encourage more fruit buds to form for next year’s crops.
• Pick outdoor figs as they ripen, as cropping can run over a few months.
The September Garden Checklist, tip 2
The September Garden Checklist, tip 4