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Well autumn is with us and we have already had a few cold and frosty mornings .
 
We want to help you keep those gardens and small spaces in tip top condition so here are a few October jobs to get you going.
 

Things to do!

 

Cut back perennials that have died down. Divide herbaceous perennials to get additional plants. They will also thank you for it if they are getting big.

 

Prune climbing roses and plant out your spring cabbages; we still have a few left for sale if you need any.

 

Plant spring bulbs, crocus , daffodil and now is the ideal time to plant out fruit trees.

 

Get that rhubarb in and it’s a good time to divide existing rhubarb plants.

 

Lift tender perennials such as chocolate Cosmos Coleus and protect from the weather.

 

Harvest pumpkins and squashes before the frost as they will turn to mush if left outside.

 

Chard

Reorganise your summer pots and hanging baskets with winter varieties, such as Heathers, Cyclamen, Winter Pansies and Skimmia as this helps to support our wildlife getting them through the colder months.

 

 

Preserve your fruit for longer

 

Ensure you harvest all of your veg and fruit. You can preserve lots of produce by freezing, bottling or pickling to name a few. You have put the hard work in so enjoy it over the next few months.
 

We will be back in early spring but our gardens are still open all year long!