Nursery Tips

Jobs for October

Jobs for October

Oct 1, 2021 | Nursery Tips

· Collect the fallen leaves from your roses. This way you won’t carry diseases over to next year.

· This is the best time of year to move shrubs and conifers that are in the wrong place or have outgrown their current position.

· Install a water butt and start collecting rain. Next year you can water your plants for free.

· Wrap grease bands around your fruit trees to protect them from winter moth.

· Plant spring bedding plants such as pansies, forget-me-nots, wallflowers & primula.

· Insulate your outdoor taps and pipes before the winter cold arrives.

· Build a pile of logs for beneficial insects and animals to hibernate in.

· Move your more tender plants into the greenhouse.

· Harvest apples and pears.

 · Autumn is a good time to divide overgrown clumps of perennials and rhubarb.