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Top Tips for October!

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    Plants / Veg / Garden Care
    • Plant wallflowers, forget-me-not, Bellis, Primula, Viola
    • Continue to plant spring-flowering bulbs.
    • Reduce watering of house plants
    • Plant new herbaceous perennials, as the soil is still warm, but has more moisture than in the summer.
    • Divide established rhubarb crowns
    • Cut back perennials that have died down
    • Divide herbaceous perennials
    • Move tender plants into a greenhouse
    • Harvest apples, pears, grapes
    • Prune climbing roses
    • Any summer bedding plants struggling are best replaced, for a fresher display. Including hanging baskets.
    • Ideal time for moving and planting trees, shrubs and climbers, as well as for hedge planting.
    • If the weather is dry, keep watering early-flowering shrubs

    RHS October Advice

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    Thinking Ahead
    • Collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
    • Raise patio containers
    • Check tree ties and stakes before winter gales cause damage.
    • Rake up and destroy - do not compost - any affected leaves.
    • Check any bulbs being forced in darkness.
    • Be prepared for autumn leaf fall

    RHS October Advice

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    Lawns
    • Create new grass areas by laying turf
    • Last opportunity to scarify, aerate and top dress lawns
    • Apply an autumn lawn feed
    • Last chance to sow grass seed, cover newly sown areas with clear polythene to protect them
    • This is the last chance to mow recently sown grass areas, to neaten them up before the winter

    RHS October Advice

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