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Gardener's Diary

October


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

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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

Jobs to do in October

The autumn chill sets in

Top 10 jobs this month

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.

 

  • Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants
  • Cut back perennials that have died down
  • Divide herbaceous perennials
  • Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory
  • Plant out spring cabbages
  • Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
  • Prune climbing roses
  • Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year
  • Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas
  • Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf


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Why not view the Royal Horticultural Society's website.



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