Top Tips for September

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Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering.

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Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals.

Plant spring flowering bulbs.

Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them.

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Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water 

if possible.

Divide herbaceous perennials.

Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for

use in the autumn.

Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting.

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Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.

Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.

Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.

Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.