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Gardener's Diary

October 2013


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Gardening Jobs for the month - October


The autumn chill sets in

Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder. It's a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour. Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leafmould you can make! It's also time to start preparing for early frosts. 

Top 10 things to do this month

  1. Clear up fallen autumn leaves regularly

  2. Cut back perennials that have died down

  3. Divide herbaceous perennials and rhubarb crowns

  4. Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into the greenhouse

  5. Plant out spring cabbages

  6. Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts

  7. Prune climbing roses

  8. Order seeds for next year

  9. Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas

  10. Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their October advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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