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GARDENING CALENDAR OCTOBER

It's National Conifer Week at the start of the month. We always have a good range of fresh stock in at this time of year, so why not come in for some inspiration.

We will have pansies and violas a-plenty. This is the best month to replace summer tubs and baskets with flowers that are tough enough to go through winter.

It's also a great time for planting trees and shrubs while the soil is still warm enough to help them get established.

If you are starting to feel a bit chilly at night – remember we have logs, coal and kindling‍‍‍!

With Halloween and, dare we say it, Christmas on the horizon, there's bound to be something in our gift shop‍‍‍ to tempt you!

things to do in the garden
planting

Planting

October is the ideal month to moves trees and shrubs.

You can plant up your winter hanging baskets now with pansies, violas, ivy, primulas and so on.

Last chance to plant spring cabbages.

Plant Japanese onion sets for a crop in early to mid-summer next year.

October is an excellent month to plant spring bulbs.

Plant new hedges.

Things to do in the garden

Check greenhouse plants for vine weevil. Clean off soil and re-pot in fresh compost.

Lift overgrown alpines and divide, retaining new growth.

Aerate lawns with a fork.

Lawns may need a final mow. Set the blades high.

Lay new turf in frost-free conditions.

Treat your lawn with an autumn feed like EverGreen® Autumn.

Rake up leaves and save for leaf mould.

Lift main crop potatoes.

Make a compost heap.

Protect half hardy plants with garden fleece as the cold weather starts to set in.

Protect wall-trained outdoor apricots, peaches and cherries with polythene or fleece to protect buds.

Apply a winter wash to trunks and branches of fruit trees to kill overwintering pests.

pruning
watering

Pruning

Dead-head late-flowering plants like dahlias and pelargoniums.

Cut back straggly growth on climbers like honeysuckle and wisteria.

Cut back the rest of your perennials as they finish flowering.

Watering

Start to reduce watering now.


vegetables and flowers to sow in
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Sowing

Sow broad beans and winter salad crops.

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