If you have just bought a home due to the desire for a garden, chances are that you have used the services of Conveyancing Ruby located Sam Conveyancing to ensure everything went swimmingly. Now the nights are lighter, and the mornings are warm. The desire to hit the garden and relax with a good book and a glass of wine will be of an appeal. In April we had 25-degree temperatures. We are caught between the approaching summer nights and the spring now all but gone.
Many flowering plants will be looking a little ragged by this time of year, but you can prolong their displays by regular deadheading. This will keep autumn flowering perennials like rudbeckia and asters blooming until early winter. Sow annual flowers like sweet peas and pot marigolds to give them a head start in spring. You can plant biennials like foxgloves to flower in early summer. Although tulips do best in November, most spring bulbs like daffodils and crocuses can be planted now.
The vegetable garden is replete with produce, clamouring to be harvested. Keep picking your courgettes unless you want marrows. If you are lucky, you will be hauling baby pumpkins and many varieties of squash into the kitchen. Sweetcorn must be picked at the very last minute, preferably with the water already bubbling away in the pot. Raspberries will go over fast unless you constantly pick. Early apples can be harvested, and windfalls can be composted, unless you like making cider or chutney.
Your lawn may be looking a little fed up with a long, hot summer. You can give it some much needed TLC, with a potassium-rich feed and top dressing to replenish nutrients. Repair scorched patches with turf or seed, and now is a great time of year to create a brand new lawn if so desired. Mowing still needs to be done, but less frequently and with raised blades.
Keep up the harvesting of tomatoes and peppers, but start to empty out old pots and initiate the winter clean up. Cucumbers and melons can be given support, if too heavy. Even better, use up your glut with an end of season garden party to make the most of the last few days of summer. Winter will be here before you know it!
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