Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This October

Here’s What You Can Prepare In Your Garden This October

 

  • Gather up any fallen leaves and store in hessian sacks for leafmould next year.

 

  • Cut down faded stems but don’t be too tidy: leave seedheads for the birds.

 

  • Compost any summer bedding plants.

 

  • It’s a great time to divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants.

 

  • Move fragile plants into a greenhouse or conservatory.

 

  • Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts.

 

  • Prune climbing roses.

 

  • It’s probably your last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas.

 

  • Add an aster to help brighten the autumn border: the free-flowering daisies include the lavender-blue Aster frikartii Monch and the Aster novae-angliae Harrington’s Pink.
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