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 fifth thing to do on you list:
• Geraniums and impatiens are attractive as houseplants as well as garden plants when grown in pots on a window-sill. Keep them watered and add liquid feed once a month to maintain vigour.
• The Christmas cactus, zygocactus truncatus, should have put on some growth over the summer months, so now it is time to dry it off and let it go dormant. This will help to initiate flower buds which will start to emerge about November to December.
The September Garden Checklist, tip 4
The September Garden Checklist, tip 1