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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

OCTOBER

October is one of those strange months, it’s either smoky, still and summery without the sun, or it’s wet and cold and miserable. So far it has been the former but stand by for the latter!

 

OCTOBER: WINTER GARDENING

I have to admit I like the idea of winter gardening, the old fashioned sitting by the fire with a cuppa in your hand, reading the seed catalogues!   But these days it i

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OCTOBER: JOBS IN THE GARDEN

Of course it's now time for all kinds of shenanigans in the garden! Firstly, it's not a bad idea to get delicates indoors these next few days, and cut down their water suppl

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OCTOBER: SOWING

I always find it amazing that we can sow and plant at this time of the year. In particular, beans - of the broad variety - can be sown in double rows that are 30cm apart, w

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OCTOBER: LAWNS

Over the next few days it's going to cool down significantly - therefore it's a good time to work the lawn. Maybe a final cut but a good scrape with the grass rake and then

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OCTOBER

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