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October Gardening Jobs

Gardening jobs for this month

  • Clear autumn leaves - these will be great for the compost

  • Now’s the time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs in containers ready for next year

  • Dead-head your flowers to help promote the last of their flowering potential

  • You can start to sow early carrots so they’ll be ready to munch next spring

  • Bring in tender plants before the frost hits such as: fuschias, citrus, succulents and salvias

  • Sow winter salads, and protect with horticultural fleece as they start to grow 

  • Mulch your raised beds ready for next year’s planting

  • Collect winter fruit and vegetables and store in a cool, dark place such as your shed or outside store - this should last you over the colder months


Top Tip:

Save money on next year's perennials by collecting their seeds this month. The seeds are best stored in paper bags or envelopes and placed in a cool, dry environment - plastic bags will make them too warm and could lead to rotting. Don’t forget to label your seeds too!