October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips
  • As the Autumn starts to descend upon us, start to winter proof your garden.
  • Cover tender plants with fleece (offers available at the garden centre).
  • Plant Tulips, Alliums, Daffodils, and Crocus.
  • Plant Hippeastrum (Amaryllis). Available from October November for Christmas flowering. Also don’t forget prepared Hyacinths for winter colour indoors.
  • Move tender plants into the greenhouse or frost free areas. Remove any old foliage to prevent mould.
  • Plant winter flowering Violas, Pansies, and Heathers into containers and hanging baskets. (If you do not have time we have a ready to go selection available.)
  • Plant Autumn onion sets and Garlic.
  • Prune back roses after flowering. (Especially climbing varieties.)
  • Sow Sweet Peas, and Broad Beans.
  • Continue to plant hedging and evergreen autumn colour shrubs.
  • Autumn feed your lawn (see offers in store).
  • Prune fruit trees use products to seal the wounds Arbrex pruning compound. And grease bands to stop overwintering pests laying their eggs in the trees causing problems later on.
  • Continue to feed the birds encourage them to stay and feed all Winter.
  • Feed Olive trees with seaweed with iron based foods. (Especially if they are yellowing.)