September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there's not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you'll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It's also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year and you can collect seeds for next summer's colour too. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!

  1 Divide herbaceous perennials

  2 Pick autumn raspberries

  3 Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals

  4 Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them

  5 Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway

  6 Keep up with watering of new plants, using rainwater if possible

  7 Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering

  8 Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn

  9 Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting

 10 Plant spring flowering bulbs

Find out more on the RHS website

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