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Monthly Gardening Tips for September 2015

Tips on storing onions and garlic;  last chance for the essential summer prune of Wisteria. A fool proof way to ripen tomatoes and tips on how to overwinter tender plants. Time to plant spring bulbs

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Plant of the month

achillea

Achillea a lovely perennial mixes well with many border plants and easy to grow. Achillea come in a wide range of colours  and have attractive feathered foliage.  Once established they are trouble free although a short lived perinnal . 

Grow your own vegetables

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There is still time to sow basil and other summer herbs outside for a short while  and then bring inside in autumn where they be happy to overwinter on a sunny window sill or conservatory. Hints and ideas on growing herbs.

 

Buddleja-covered-in-butterflies-10-x-8

It is easy to overlook the humble Buddleja because it is commonly grown. There are many varieties far more attractive than those on railway sidings and wonderful for wildlife 

Onions-drying-in-the-greenhouse-10-x-8  

Late August and September is a good time to harvest onions and garlic. It is essential to dry the bulbs completely before storage - ideas and tips on drying onions and how to make garlic plaits

 
 

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