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Although it is getting close to the end of summer, there is still plenty to do in the garden. Here are Dave’s gardening top tips to take you through to the start of autumn.

Summer blooms are coming to an end, so now is the time to start planning for bulbs to flower in the spring and seeds which will flower in the autumn. Spring bulbs which need to be planted now include Snow Drops and Crocuses. TOP TIP: don’t forget bulb compost/fibre! Bulbs grow best in this. Flowers to sew for late autumn flowering include Wallflower, Sweet William & Pansies. TOP TIP: John Innes seed compost is great for growing seeds.

Now is the perfect time to take cuttings from tender and herbaceous plants such as Geraniums. This will make sure of a good root system when the cold weather sets in. TOP TIP: plant your cuttings in sharp sand. This gives good drainage and an ideal environment for roots to grow.

Another job is now herbs such as Lavender, Rosemary and Sage have passed their best, prune them back to allow for new growth before winter sets in.

And above all…… make time to enjoy your garden now as there will be lots more jobs to to do with Dave’s gardening top tips to do in September!!!