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    Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) © Jennifer Hope-Morley
  • Autumn crocus (Colchicum cilicicum) © Jennifer Hope-Morley
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    Fairy thimbles (Campanula cochleariifolia) © Jennifer Hope-Morley
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    Fringed gentian (Gentiana ciliata) © Jennifer Hope-Morley
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Collect seeds
Continue to collect the seeds of plants you wish to regrow as they ripen and before they disperse, storing them somewhere cool and dry in paper envelopes or bags.
Green manure
It’s a good idea to direct sow green manures in empty beds as they act as a weed suppressant, help to increase organic matter, and hold in nutrients. Examples include Phacelia, Clover and Forage rye.
Fruit-tree harvest
Harvest plums, early ripening apples and pears and pick up any windfalls.
Leaves will be producing less chlorophyll as the days shorten but the treescape will remain largely green. However the leaves of Horse chestnut trees may have turned brown due to the damage caused either by the leaf-mining moth or leaf blotch fungus.
Flowers & Fungi
After the Summer there will be fewer flowers to be seen but examples to look out for include Hedge bindweed, Wild chicory, Common mallow, Clover and Dandelion. September my also produce several different varieties of fungi if conditions are favourable.
Fruit, Nuts & Seeds
Autumn is a productive time with seeds, nuts and berries ripening and changing colour.
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