October Tips

Plant lots of spring bulbs - it will be worth it when you see the display in spring.

  • Regularly clear up fallen leaves and use to make leaf mould
  • Cut down stems and foliage from perennials leaving any showy seedheads
  • Remove frosted annuals from borders and pots
  • Continue to plant spring bulbs in borders and containers
  • Apply autumn lawn fertiliser
  • Lift Dahlias and Begonias after the first frost and store through winter
  • Look for autumn colour when choosing shrubs and trees
  • Take hardwood cuttings
  • Divide herbaceous perennials
  • Lightly prune climbing roses removing dead, damaged or diseased stems
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