- Now that colder weather is approaching, protect half-hardy plants with fleece.
- Plant daffodil bulbs, tulip bulbs and Allium bulbs for a glorious spring display. Dot them through borders or naturalise them.
- Plant bare root ornamental trees and shrubs.
- Plant spring bedding such as wallflowers, Bellis, Primulas and winter pansies for a fantastic spring display.
- If your summer containers are looking past their best, re-plant them with fresh winter bedding plants.
- Autumn is the ideal time to plant Clematis plants.
- This month is an ideal time to move trees and shrubs, and plant hedges.
- Hardwood cuttings can be taken now from deciduous shrubs.
- Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they've finished flowering and tie in the stems before autumn winds cause damage.
- Clear up fallen rose leaves to prevent diseases such as black spot from over-wintering - don't compost the leaves.
- Clear overhanging plants away from pathways to maintain access routes throughout the garden.
- Cut back perennial plants that have died down or alternatively leave the dead foliage in place for over-wintering wildlife.
- Lift and divide any overcrowded herbaceous perennials whilst the soil is still warm.
- After tidying borders, mulch with bark chips, well-rotted manure, leaf mould or spent mushroom compost to insulate plant roots for the winter and keep weed growth in check.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:10
OctoberWritten by The Webmaster
Published in Gardening Tips