October

  • Pick up and burn any diseased rose leaves.
  • Remove saucers from under plants to avoid frost damage.
  • Plant your spring flowering bulbs except tulips which can wait until next month.
  • Lift main crop potatoes.
  • Rake fallen leaves and stack them to make leaf mould.
  • Weed paths before winter.
  • Plant indoor flower bulbs in to pots.
  • Sow new lawns to enable them to establish by winter.
  • Mow lawns closely for the last time.
  • Turn compost heaps and tidy them up for winter.
  • Net your ponds if you have not already done so.
  • Tie in new growth on climbers to prevent damage from the weather.
  • Sow green manure on bare ground in the vegetable garden.
  • Sow hardy broad beans and peas.
  • Start to protect garden furniture, plants and garden pots from the winter ahead.
  • Order your spring flowering bulbs and gifts for Christmas.
  • Plant flower bulbs such as snowdrops, crocus and daffodils in lawns.
  • Empty pots, tubs, containers and hanging baskets of summer bedding.

 

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