As August comes to an end, there is still plenty of things to do in the garden to get ready for the changing season.
Start preparing for the spring with new bulbs, spruce up the grass with lawn seed, and get ready to start tidying up the falling leaves.
Still hoping for some last rays?
A new outdoor dining table, relaxing wind chimes and stunning late summer blooms should do the trick.
If your lawn is looking a little patchy after a summer of wear and tear, it’s time to make some repairs – late summer and early autumn offers perfect germination conditions so it’s the ideal time to re-seed small areas.
Snake’s Head Fritillary
It’s time to start ordering bulbs to plant now for colour in spring. The delicate Snake’s Head fritillary grows in shade or sun and in a flower bed or through grass in a lawn.
Blackberry Merton Thornless
The hedgerows are burgeoning with ripening blackberries – but brambles will make short work of bare arms or delicate clothing with their sharp thorns.
The garden variety is thornless and well worth making space for.
Nassau dining collection
Inspired by the colourful houses of the pretty Caribbean city of Nassau, this six-seat dining set combines pastel hues with natural teak and eucalyptus hardwoods.
It is also the first garden chair constructed entirely from recycled plastic made from ocean waste.
Modern Garden Wind Chime
An update on a garden classic, this iron wind chime tube will suit even the most contemporary of terraces.
Aery Fig Leaf diffuser
The heady scent of fig leaves are one of summer’s highlights, but the trees are too big for most gardens.
Capture the fragrance with Aery’s fig leaf reed diffuser.
Leaves are starting to fall but if they remain on the ground they will attract slugs and kill your grass – the quickest way to clear garden debris is with a pair of leaf grabbers.
Rudbeckia hirta, Sahara
Rudbeckias are one of the stars of the late summer garden and one of our favourites is Sahara, with its velvety blooms in shades of caramel, copper and warm pink.