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OCTOBER TIPS

Things to do in October

Start planting bulbs, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. 

Lawns 

  • Sow new lawns from seed
  • mow lawns for the last time this year
  • scarify,  aerate and feed existing lawns

Sowing

  • hardy salads and radish, hardy broad beans and peas.

Harvesting 

  • courgette, beetroot, sweetcorn & potatoes. Also grapes nuts, tomatoes, apples and pears

Garden Jobs 

  • Clear summer bedding plants
  • take cuttings from geraniums
  • collect flower and vegetable seeds
  • clear falling autumn leaves
  • lift and divide large clumps of vegetables

Bigger Tasks 

  • turn the compost heap
  • net the pond to protect them from leaves

Cuttings 

  • take hardwood cutting of buddleja, forsythia, willow, flowering current, gooseberries and red/white and blackcurrents