October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips
  • Bubble glaze greenhouses now and check your electric or paraffin heaters.
  • Prune fruit trees now and apply pruning compound to wounds to prevent infection.
  • Plant Autumn Onion sets.
  • Apply manure at the base of soft fruit trees and shrubs.
  • Remove summer bedding and plant Wallflowers, Pansies, Heathers and Violas.
  • Protect tender plants with fleece.
  • Trim Leylandii hedges.
  • Aerate lawns with a garden fork or a hollow tine aerator. This helps to prevent moss building up and causing bad drainage.
  • Plant Sweet Peas in pots.
  • Plant Spring bulbs such as Daffodils, Crocus and Tulips etc.
  • Feed the birds high energy foods now.
  • Plant Autumn Chrysanthemums now.
  • Apply Autumn lawn foods and continue to seed the lawn if the ground is still warm and early frosts haven’t yet arrived.
  • Plant Broad Beans.