Do’s October

What to do in the garden for October:

  • Prune flowering shrubs as they finish flowering
  • Azaleas should be clipped back & any dead growth removed
  • Choose new Azaleas & Rhododendrons while in flower
  • Roses will respond to fertilizer
  • Check Roses for fungal problems & mulch to retain moisture
  • Nip out Sweet Pea shoots as they reach top of supports
  • Gladiolus corms can be planted at two weekly intervals (90 to 100 days to flower)
  • Dead head annuals and bulbs (don’t remove foliage)
  • Feed all bulbs with a high potash fertilizer
  • Plant Pea and Bean seeds and erect supports
  • Plant out Lettuce, Cabbage etc.