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Plough On – Sow and Save

12 – 18 October 2015


Flower garden job checklist

It’s time to…

Plant out spring bedding, including pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-nots

Pot up tender perennials from summer displays to bring under cover for winter protection

Prune rambling and climbing roses

Rake autumn leaves from lawns and pick out from around border plants

Cut down annuals, add the material to the compost heap and fork over the beds

Lay new lawns from turf

Start to plant tulips in pots and borders

Pile bark mulch over the crowns of hardy fuchsias to provide extra protection

Fruit and veg job checklist

It’s time to…

Keep harvesting root veg such as beetroot and carrots

Order fruit trees and bushes for planting from late autumn

Finish picking beans, but leave a few pods to ripen fully to save their seed

Clear away plants and fading foliage from old crops

Prune back canes of autumn-fruiting raspberries and blackberries after harvesting

Harvest ripening tomatoes and courgettes before conditions turn cold

Plant out Japanese onion sets and garlic

Plant broad beans and hardy peas

Greenhouse job checklist

It’s time to…

Plant winter salads in guttering or growing bags

Check heaters are working efficiently

Clean staging and wash capillary matting to use next summer

Line greenhouses with bubble polythene for insulation

Bring pots of tender bulbs, like agapanthus and eucomis, under cover

Check all plants for signs of pests and treat immediately

Sow sweet peas in pots

Avoid moving Christmas cactus during autumn while they’re forming flower buds, to prevent damage

Move potted peaches and nectarines under cover

Around the garden job checklist

It’s time to…

Prune suckers away from the base of ornamental trees

Collect hoses, sprinklers and other watering equipment to store in the shed over winter

Protect glazed pots from frost damage by wrapping up or bringing into a shed

Order bare-root roses for planting in autumn

Wrap insulation around outdoor taps and pipes

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