Garden jobs in October

Garden jobs in October
  • Dig up any remaining potatoes before the slugs spoil them
  • As they finish flowering, dig up and store Gladioli corms and Dahlia tubers unless you live near the sea: even then, best to mulch to protect from frost.
  • Cover late leafy vegetable crops to protect from birds and cold nights.
  • Plant soft Fruit: raspberries, currants, goosberries etc
  • Plant Spring flowering bulbs: Crocus, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, Allium and lots more.
  • Take out summer bedding plants and replace with winter/spring ones such as primroses, pansies and wallflowers
  • Take cuttings of tender plants like Geraniums.
  • Plant daffodil and tulip bulbs.