October jobs in the garden
As we edge further into autumn, there’s still lots to do in the garden before the days get shorter and colder. It’s time to savour the last of the sunshine and enjoy a riot of colour that heralds one of the year’s most spectacular seasons.
Early planting means warmer soil but when it comes to Tulips they don’t mind hanging around until November, so there’s still time for splashes of colour whatever your schedule.
Welcome home houseplants
They’ve sunned themselves enough (and what a summer) but houseplants that have been outside now need to come in, they’ve had their fun. Give them a chance to get used to the idea and acclimatise slowly.
Divide and rule
Make more plants by dividing herbaceous perennials like geraniums. The ground is still warm, they’ll have time to bed in ready for winter and your borders will look lush.
Give climbing roses a good chop. That new look may seem drastic but they’ll pay you back with an abundance of blooms next year.
Love your lawn
Give the grass one last mow and trim hedges ready for whatever winter has to throw at them.