September in your garden

Our monthly round-up of news, tips and ideas to make the most of September in your garden!

Despite signs of the seasons changing, September is still a busy month for gardening!

With planting, harvesting, tidying up and preparation for Autumn being important this month, why not visit our Midgley or Brigg centre where our staff are ready to advise on Autumn projects?


Organic September

The Soil Association is launching Organic September this year, in an effort to raise awareness about climate change, declining wildlife and biodiversity, and the many benefits of organic food and farming.

Could it be time to think about preparing your garden to start growing your own?

Visit our Midgley or Brigg centre to pick up compost, timber planters and all other gardening essentials!


Combating the cold!

Cool September evenings can also be perfect for enjoying your garden – it’s just a case of making it cosy and comfortable! One great way to get your garden autumn-ready is by adding a fire pit or chimenea. Not only do they look great, but they are perfect for creating a social space outdoors.

The Autumn months tend to be an unpredictable mix of weathers so prepare for those chillier evenings by stocking up on Earnshaws high-quality firewood – ideal for keeping warm indoors or outside!

We have a variety of air-dried and kiln-dried logs available in net bags, midi bags and dump bags. A mix of Earnshaws firewood ensures your fire is as efficient and clean burning as possible.


‘The Retreat’

Take your outside space to the next level with our brand new and exclusive cabin – The Retreat! 

It’s a great way to enjoy your garden, even during the colder months, while giving your outdoor space a stylish focal point.

Come and see The Retreat and our range of other cabins on display at our Midgley centre and find an outdoor retreat that’s right for you.


Garden Jobs for September

September is a month for caretaking and preparation so, with the winter months looming, here are a few tasks to focus on in order to keep your garden looking fantastic:

• Plant spring-flowering bulbs to ensure you have beautiful blooms next year

• Clean out your greenhouse and make space for all your autumn planting

• Cover your garden pond with netting before leaf-fall begins

• Ensure your water butt is clean and working so it can handle the Autumn rain

• Collect and sow seeds from your hardy perennial plants to keep the colour in your garden over Christmas

• Harvest potatoes, onions, sweetcorn, runner beans, raspberries, tomatoes and courgettes

• Close greenhouse vents and doors on an evening to maintain warmth overnight

• Water houseplants less frequently

• Rake your lawn and lay down turf or seed, if necessary


Gardening Book Club – My Garden World by Monty Don

Fans of Monty Don will be delighted to read that he has another book coming out this September!

My Garden World celebrates the fascinating beauty of nature and is filled with Monty’s insightful observations on the changing seasons.


BBC Garden Rescue – The Best Bits

Charlie Dimmock and the Rich Brothers have been keeping everyone entertained during lockdown with their garden renovations.

Though the pandemic has delayed the new series, they are hoping to resume filming shortly. In the meantime, the team are sharing their Top of the Plots! Hear them discuss their favourite gardens from the last five series on BBC One or catch up on the BBC iPlayer.


Final Word

“Gardening is the work of a lifetime: You never finish it.”

Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer


Stay safe,

From all the team at Earnshaws.