What can I plant in my garden in October UK?

Asked by Kimberly Shirley on September 06, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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  • How to make a simple leaf mould bin. If your garden has trees, it is worth saving the leaves to make leaf mould which is an excellent mulch for the garden and sieved makes good compost.
  • Autumn Sow Sweet Peas.
  • Autumn Crocus.
  • Plant Winter Pansies.
  • Saving seed.

What can I prune in October? Last chance to trim deciduous hedges to keep them looking tidy over the winter. Climbing roses should be pruned now if not done last month. Shrubs normally pruned hard in the spring such as-Buddleja davidii, Cornus alba, and Lavatera, can be cut back by half now, to prevent wind rock and to neaten their appearance.

What shrubs can be planted now? Top ten fast-growing shrubs

  • Spirea japonica. (Japanese spirea)
  • Hydrangea macrophylla. (hydrangea)
  • Ribes sanguineum. (flowering currant)
  • Forsythia. (forsythia)
  • Mahonia x media. (Oregon grape)
  • Buddleja davidii. (buddleja)
  • Photinia. (Christmas berry)
  • Cornus alba. (dogwood)

What do you do in autumn garden? 10 To-Do's in Your Garden in Autumn

  1. Remove leaves.
  2. Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  3. Trim and prune hedges and plants.
  4. Pot up winter flowering annuals.
  5. Divide perennials.
  6. Take care of the lawn.
  7. Plant new trees and_plants.
  8. Make new plants from cuttings.