Blimey, what a scorcher today was, and the hot weather is to continue for the rest of the week I hear.

Now is the time to purchase your spring flowering bulbs and get them planted in – right through October as well. Alliums are great for the spring garden, and you can just leave them in afterwards as well and they will multiply. I will be planting some more tulips again, I really tend to go for the dark crimsons, magenta, and apricot colours, they work so well together.

Other bulbs to put in now are onion/shallot sets and garlic. I always grow mine over winter, they are great to just leave in and cover the ground during the winter months, Leeks are also good to put in now- they break up clay soils and again keep the ground covered. I have also put in some winter broccoli, and have autumn potatoes in big pots, so I can bring them into the greenhouse during the frosts.

I have been really hard at work recently, everyones lawns are growing at a mad rate! Soon those leaves will be falling and I will be sweeping, sweeping, sweeping!!

Till next time

Lucy@ Lucys Gardens

Blimey, September is proving to be a bit of a wet month at the mo.  Have managed to get some customers gardens done, even mowing believe it or not! Mind you everything does look rather green for having some rain. Still dead heading everything to just get the last lot of flowers before the weather turns really cold. Must harvest my potatoes, tomatoes (which have now finally ripened), carrots, shallots and runner beans.

Will be thinking about Christmas hanging baskets, pots and wreaths soon, my friend wants some for her shop in Steyning which will be good. Can not believe I am thinking about Christmas already!