Meteorological or Astronomical?1st September 2022
Well, today is the 1st of September and by the Meteorological calendar, the first day of autumn is always 1 September, ending on 30 November. The first day of autumn according to the Astronomical calendar this year is not until Friday 23rd September, which is defined by the Earth's axis and orbit around the Sun.
Autumn is now much more of a transitional time with a lot of good summer colour still prominent as well as autumn tints beginning to show. There are a number of great late summer flowering perennials such as phlox, asters and anemones to consider planting to add some interest before the frosts begin.
You could also be planting some garden chrysanthemums, which are in flower now and are also hardy enough to survive the winter. In your pots, you can now start planting cyclamen and winter flowering pansies. Summer or autumn, we have everything you need to keep the garden (and you!) happy...