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Tips for October

  • Plants for October – Cyclamen hederifolium, Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ (Japanese anemone), Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fructo Luteo’ (autumn foliage with creamy-yellow berries) and Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston ivy).
  • Plant up outdoor containers for winter and spring.
  • Plant new trees, shrubs and climbers.
  • Take hardwood cuttings of shrubs like berberis, buddleia, cornus and cotoneaster, while the soil is still warm.
  • Move large shrubs while growth is slow.
  • Plant hedges.
  • Harvest root crops like carrots, beetroot and turnips for storing. Parsnips and celeriac can survive a mild frost.
  • Plant garlic.
  • Protect late vegetables against frost with cloches.
  • Prune blackcurrants.

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2018

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