September is a busy month on the nursery, we are filling the tunnels with newly potted plants. There are rooted cuttings, taken in June and July to pot, autumn divisions, seedlings to prick out and we will finish up with potting all the bulbs ready for Spring.
We have been very pleasantly surprised how well the borders have recovered from the drought. The Asters (ok, I know I should call them Symphyotrichums!) are full of bud and getting ready to burst over the next few weeks which will add even more colour to the borders.
The grasses are beginning to come into their own now, adding a good upright accent to a border and making a perfect foil for more colourful plants.
It is a good time to plant, the earth is moist and warm and any plants planted in September should have plenty of time to get established before the winter.