Sow Sweet Peas under protection. Hardy annuals can be direct sown in the garden or sown in pots in the greenhouse for planting out in spring. Cornflower, Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist, Honesty and Calendula are all great for Autumn sowing.
Now is a good time to plant new plants and divide existing perennials, while the soil is warm and moisture levels are rising.
Prune climbing roses after flowering. Cut back side shoots from the main branches to two or three buds and remove old, unproductive stems completely.
Apply Evergreen Autumn to your lawn to strengthen roots and control moss. Ask for details of our FREE SPREADER HIRE.
This is an ideal time to sow new lawns or lay turf.
Pot prepared Hyacinths now for a Christmas display.
Cut back old fruited canes of blackberries and cane fruits. Pick autumn raspberries.
Prune blackcurrants. Fruit forms on young wood, so aim to remove older wood, leaving the young shoots.
Plant overwintering onion sets. Cover leafy vegetables with bird netting.