September Jobs in the Garden

Many Agapanthus will be still in flower this month so keep on top of your

liquid feeding with a good high potash feed such as “Geranium Elixir”

which is used here on the nursery. Cut off any flowering stems that have

“gone over” to stop them trying to form seeds and thus waste their

energy. The Agapanthus that have now come to the end of their flowering time

still need feeding this month. What you do with your Agapanthus this year

affects their flowering availability next year, so keep up their food intake to

prep them for next summer.


Continue to dead head & liquid feed your Pelargoniums to keep them

flowering for you that goes for your Penstemons too, which will often flower

well into October.


Most Heucheras will have finished flowering by now so go through them and

cut back the flowering stems to leave a lovely bushy mound of foliage for your

borders or pots, it really does freshen up the look of the plants. I love the

fact that Heucheras keep their foliage all year round, as they create much

needed structure in the borders throughout the winter months.

Cats and Heucheras

Its a good life for our nursery cat Bella. It may be cold and wet outside but there is always a dry bench in one of our greenhouses, even if she does have to share it with a plant or 2. Here she is finding room in amoungst the “Paris” Heucheras, that are flowering beautifully for us here at Cramden Nursery in January!

Paris Heuchera