Gardening Tips for October

It’s time to start preparing the garden for winter and also planning ahead for next year. These are our top Gardening Tips for October.

Lift Begonia, Gladiolus and Dahlia tubers to dry and store over the winter.
Plant spring flowering bulbs.
Now is the perfect time to move trees and shrubs.
Lift and divide overcrowded herbaceous perennials whilst the soil is still warm.
Wrap glue bands around the trunks of apple trees to trap winter moths.
Now's the time to apply a winter wash to the trunks and branches of fruit trees to kill overwintering pests.
Clean and disinfect greenhouses and then move tender plants inside, making sure to leave ventilation space.
The final lawn mowing of the year can be done this month.