September is over and October has officially begun! When it comes to our gardens, many of us tend to linger for as long as we can before terrible chills plague our cities and towns.
October is often considered a chilly month, but there is still plenty to do in the garden before winter officially arrives!
Now that the colder weather has appeared, it’s time to prune and divide your plants and flowers. Cut back faded perennials to add to your compost and lift and divide poor-flowering plants.
Fruits and Vegetables
If your garden is more vegetable based, or you own an allotment, then this section is for you. The best veggies and fruits to plant this month are usually your rhubarb crowns, winter lettuce and asparagus crowns.
If you’re not planning what to plant in October in terms of bulbs and plants, there’s still plenty to do! Raise patio pots on bricks to avoid them sitting in water throughout autumn and remove stakes and other supports on plants that have died down for winter.