This Month


What's On in October

Garden Tasks for October

  • Lift tubers that will be harmed by frost, including Cannas

  • Lift and pot up tender perennials, to protect them over winter.

  • If you haven't already, take in any houseplants/conservatory plants that have outside.

  • Wrap fleece or straw around large tender perennials, such as banana plants.

  • Plant evergreen shrubs and conifer hedges while the soil is still warm.

  • Divide herbaceous perennials.

  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs

  • Remove pot saucers to prevent waterlogging over winter.

  • Collect seed from perennials.

  • This is a good time to take hardwood cuttings and cuttings of woody herbs such as rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) and lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora).

JeffIf you think there is something that should be added to this month's events or to-do list, please let me know.
Picture of Pumpkin Old Boer White
Pumpkin Old Boer White and Swiss chard in Jeff's vegetable patch.

Slime moulds can often be seen in October (I've found the oddly named dog sick smile mould in my garden in the autumn before )


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