October Gardening Projects

October Gardening Projects

Garden Projects for the month of October

The month of October is a good time for an ‘Autumn’ clean and a perfect opportunity to revive the garden for the coming season.

This is the best time to clean up your perennials and dispose of all annuals, so why not also in the big clean look at creating a new theme within your garden too. We have a variety of tools, plants and products in store now for you this Autumn to help you create which ever look you desire.

A Seaside Garden

Creating a seashore retreat? Products available in store to help you create the look are: Cobbles and pebbles, rockery stones, boulders, new look wooden paving and sleepers, slate chippings and slate effect paving. Look at adding ornamental grasses to finish the look and speak to our staff for more advice on planting.

A Cottage Garden

Looking for the traditional English country garden? Then why not add willow, reed or textured screening. Heritage paints from Cuprinol will be an easy and quick way to brighten up and revive tired looking planters, fencing and sheds. Small touches such as adding a bird bath, sundial, log roll, or terracotta pots (filled with perennials) will once more help to complete the feel and style.

A Mediterranean Garden

Looking at escaping to exotic shores? Choose glazed urns for planting and lanterns to create a calm tranquil mood from evening to night. Look at mixing chippings in various colours with exotic palms, cordylines and coloured cobbles and couple this with seated areas, large scatter cushions and mosaic accessories.

A Minimal/Modern Garden

Easy maintenance required, but still with style in mind? Use contemporary planters in geometric shapes. Square and rectangular pots, planted with trimmed buxus, creates a sleek and uncluttered feeling with clean lines. Adding candles, chrome accessories a large clock and mirrors can also help you to extend your indoor space into the outdoors, making the garden an extension of your home and another room.

A Japanese Garden

A taste of the orient and a tranquil space to think? Select a range of plants from bamboo to Camellias, Rhododendrons and Bonsai. Mix in white or neutral gavels/cobbles as well as stone pagodas, buddhas or statues. Reed/bamboo screening can also help to section off areas and by adding the relaxing sound of flowing water with one of our solar water features will finish the overall mood.