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In The Garden – October

Welcome to the delightful world of gardening in October, where nature begins its graceful transition from the vibrant hues of summer to the warm, earthy tones of autumn. As the days gradually shorten and temperatures dip, October invites gardeners into a realm of both reflection and anticipation. It’s a month where the garden undergoes a metamorphosis, shedding the remnants of summer while laying the groundwork for a restful winter. Here is what we’ll be doing in the garden this month;

  • Plant spring bulbs, including cucumbers, daffodils, and tulips.
  • Plant bare root wallflowers.
  • Plant up pots with winter colours, such as heathers, cyclamen and winter pansies.
  • Plant evergreen shrubs and conifer hedges.
  • Empty spent summer pots and hanging baskets and compost the contents.
  • Wrap grease bands around apple, pear, cherry and plum tree trunks.
  • Apply autumn lawn feed to revive grass.
  • Collect fallen leaves from roses and fruit trees to help prevent the spread of Black Spot, rust and other diseases.
  • Cut back perennials after flowering; you can leave some stems for garden wildlife over Winter.
  • Move tender plants to a more sheltered area and start thinking about fleecing up on chilly nights.

After enjoying the enchanting gardening days of October, we eagerly anticipate the subtle transition into the next chapter: November.

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