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For gardeners, September is the start of Autumn with so much to enjoy in the great Autumn colours. What sort of Autumn colour will we have this year after our unusual weather? 

The Sunday Gardeners September Calendar has jobs and tips to keep  your garden and veg plot at it's best.

 Sign up to this month's newsletter for ideas on planting spring bulbs, September Clematis and plants for late Summer and early Autumn colour. 

  Asters will be in flower throughout  September and provide lovely late colour in the border and are a source of nectar for bees and butterflies.  

September's newsletter has more ideas on Autumn flowering plants.

Lettuce will continue growing well into the Autumn especially if covered by a cloche on colder days and nights. Rocket is equally tough and can be grown under glass outside or in a greenhouse.

Best plants and shrubs for February
Autumn crocus

  Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as autumn crocus, is not in fact a crocus but is a reliable autumn flowering bulb which looks good in a woodland setting and naturalised in grass.

This is also the time to think about planting spring bulbslot of ideas and inspiration.

We think of  Ceanothus as a spring flowering evergreen shrub, but there are a couple of exceptions. This is C. 'Autumnal Blue' which as the name suggests flowers in the Autumn and there is also  Ceanothus × pallidus 'Perle Rose' which is a deciduous pink flowering variety.

  The Sunday Gardener has pages of free,  practical gardening advice. There is advice on growing spring flowering plants and shrubs, and summer flowering plants and shrubs. Images and information on the best climbing plantsscented plants, and plants for shade. . 

There are practical tips on gardening and  step by step projects such as how to build a pond, and ideas for gardening by the seaside.

Detailed information about growing vegetables and a month by month seasonal calendar.

  More than ever gardening is about helping wildlife. All you need to know about wildlife friendly plants and plants for bees and butterflies to ensure your garden has a buzz.   

  Struggling to identify a shrub or plant? Send an image to the Sunday Gardener for help.