Top Tips for October
Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants.
Divide herbaceous perennials.
Plant out spring cabbages.
Prune climbing roses.
Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year.
Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas.
Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf.
Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts.
Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory.
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.
Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.
Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.