Things to do in your garden in October

TIP OF THE MONTH ...

Cover your pots to stop the squirrels eating the bulbs or planing their own!

 

FLOWERS

 

Cut back perennials that have died down

Divide up your perennials

Mover tender plants into the greenhouse

Prume climbing roses

Collect seeds from summer flowering perennials and store in paper bags

Sow sweet pea seeds

Plant out spring bedding

 

VEGETABLE & FRUIT GARDENS

 

Harvest the last of the main crop of potatoes

Harvest the last of the runner beans, save the seeds and leave the roots in the ground as a soil fertiliser

Pull up carrots and store

Take off the last of the grren tomatoes and make into chutney

Divide rhubarb crowns

Plant our spring cabbages

Plant winter salads in growbags

Pot up mint and parsley for the kitchen window sill

 

GENERAL

 

It's a good time to turn your compost bines

Clear leaves and keep for making leaf mould

Clean out the greenhuse and wash down the staging

Isulate your greenhouse with bubble wrap

Last chance to mow your lawns and trim your hedges

Raise patio planters onto bricks so they are not sitting in water or ice over the winter

Clean out your bird boxes

 

Have fun in your garden this Autumn

 

 

 

 

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