Gardening Jobs for September

Posted: 31 Aug 2023

Hello September! 

Simon, our garden centre manager, has put together a list of September gardening jobs to do before Autumn arrives.  


• Plant spring bulbs such as Daffodils, Crocus, Hyacinths and Bluebells. 

• Leave sunflower seedheads in place for the birds to feed on.  

• Remove shading from glasshouses. 

• Start a new compost heap with the leaves that have fallen early.

• Create a new lawn from turf or seed. Autumn weather is favourable for good lawn establishment. 

• Mix grass seed with lawn dressing and scatter thinly over bare and thin patches in existing lawns.

• Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering. 

• Bring in houseplants that have had an outdoor holiday during the summer.

• Plant new trees and shrubs to allow them time to get their roots in to see them through the winter.

• Plant Pansies, Violas and wallflowers in tubs or in the soil. 

• Clean out your greenhouse to reduce risk of pests and diseases next year. 

• Keep feeding summer bedding to get a couple more months of flowering going.

• Cut away any leaves covering pumpkins, squash and marrows to help the skins ripen in the sun. 

• Plant onion sets now for spring cropping. 

• Harvest and store chilli peppers.  Either freeze them or sow the tops together and hang in a dry place.

• Divide herbaceous perennials to keep plants healthy & vigorous for next year. 


Gardening Jobs for September

With a beautiful weekend forecasted we asked the plant team to pick their favourite plant available right now, they felt it was like being asked to choose their favourite child…..but they did anyway!
Louise chose a hardy gerbera (but snuck in a Bella fuchsia as well when I wasn’t looking), Lorna chose a beautiful Lilac. Tam is obviously staying in with her amazing three stemmed orchid. Kaye, went for 2 hydrangeas and Elaine went big with her cercis tree.
They all look wonderful, and the plants don’t look bad either.
Homegrown 14” hanging baskets are now in stock!⁠

We have a wide selection of colour schemes for you to choose from, perfect for any garden. Both plants and baskets are grown and made at our nursery. ⁠

You can hang these in the garden from now, though be sure to secure them properly in windy weather!
Congratulations to our amazingly artistic winners of the Viola and Pansy Colouring Competition. We look forward to welcoming them back soon to spend their vouchers.
Touch me.......Smell me!

Our Award Winning Home Grown Scented Geraniums are now in stock, they may not look the most colourful plant, but give them a rub next time you pass and you will get an amazing selection of scents.
To attract attention to these amazing plants Jess from our nursery designed these beautiful perfume bottle labels and won an award at the HTA National Plant Show for her designs.
Wow, It looks like it isn't going to rain this weekend! Perfect time to get gardening.
Our nursery is incredibly busy producing plants for the whole country, but don't worry, we’re saving the best for you
Due to technical issues beyond our control, please note that this Sunday 14th April, Meadow Croft Kitchen will NOT be serving Sunday roasts. Our Sunday breakfast menu will be available until 11.30am as usual and then our normal weekday lunch menu will be served from 12pm-2.30pm. We will still have plenty of delicious dishes and treats for you to enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding.
MCK Team.
Milkshakes are officially back at The 10th Hole! ⛳⁠

Choose from Strawberry, Raspberry Ripple, Flake, Oreo, Biscoff, Chocolate, Vanilla and Espresso flavours while you putt your way around the course
Looking to give your plants a boost as the weather gets better? ⁠

Stop by the garden centre and pick up a box of @MiracleGro's all purpose plant food. Get 20% extra feed free! ⁠

Simply feed every two weeks from March to September using a feeder or watering can
Have you seen our new furniture department? Lynn and Simon love it so much that while the weather has been poor, they can be found relaxing in it. With the weather about to improve they’re going back out into their garden. Come and have a look around for some inspiration to create your outside living space.
#outdoorroom #outdoorliving #gardenfurniture #barbecue
It’s opening time at ‘The Meadows’ our in store local bottle shop.
New Hall wine, Essex gin and local beer all available now.

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