Top 5 October Gardening Jobs
The days are getting shorter and it's starting to feel a bit more Autumnal. There's still lots to be done in the garden to prepare it for Winter and Spring. Here's my top 5 jobs for this October.
Plant Spring flowering bulbs
Plant Spring flowering bulbs such as Daffodils, Crocuses and Snakes head fritillaries this month for a colourful display next Spring.
2. Make leaf mould
Collect fallen leaves and store in a net or bin bag to produce lovely leaf mould for next year which can be used as a beneficial mulch for your garden.
3. Lift & Divide herbaceous perennials
Now is the time to create some extra plants for free. Lift and divide any congested herbaceous perennials including Geraniums or Astrantias.
4. Aerate compacted lawns
Use a garden fork to aerate any compacted lawns and fill with grit to improve drainage
5. Create Winter containers
Add a splash of colour to the Winter garden with container displays of Heather, Cyclamen and Skimmia.