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Saturday December 07 , 2019

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Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

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October Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240October is a busy time of year - there are often still flowers to give attention to, garden hygiene to get under control, crops to harvest and planning and planting for next year all to fit into your garden schedule.  

Changing daylight hours will mean that you're up against it in terms of timings before the winter really hits us but this is often a beautiful time of year too with soft autumnal lighting and spectacular leaf colour to fill your senses.  

Jobs for this month include:

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October Garden Advice

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autumn leavesOctober brings with it a drop in temperatures, night frosts and an increase of winds blowing the rich autumn-coloured leaves from trees.  This month the growing season comes to a close but there are still plenty of jobs to be done in and around the garden.  

Don’t worry about clearing every seed head or dying herb stems before winter sets in unless you want your garden to be super tidy, seed heads with frost or moisture from a misty start to the day can be very aesthetically pleasing as well as providing beneficial insects such as ladybirds and lacewings shelter to hibernate.  Leaving spent seed heads and stems also gives some plants an added layer of protection through the cold and frosty months.

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September Garden Advice

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scarifyinglawnDuring September you start to notice the nights beginning to draw in which always means less time to spend working, entertaining or just relaxing outdoors!  That said though it’s still a good time to be doing jobs outside.  It can also be a time for gales, so be prepared: ensure your plants, shrubs and trees are staked properly to avoid them getting damaged.

This is a great time to take cuttings from tender plants like fuchsias, harvest your fruit and veg, and go on, sprinkle a little TLC on your lawn!!  September is often considered ‘lawn care month’, a time when we reinvigorate them for next year by removing thatch, aerating and applying a top dressing.  So, for those of you doing this for the first time here’s a quick guide how to do just that and have a fabulous lawn next year!

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September Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240As the nights start to draw in September usually sees gardeners working quick time to make the most of this super-busy month. 

While there are still flowers to deadhead and plenty to harvest in the vegetable plot it is also a time of preparation.  There are bulbs to plant to ensure a gorgeous display next spring. There are repairs to furniture and structures to do before the worst of the winter weather hits us.  It's one of the busiest months in the gardeners' diary and it's also officially lawn care month in Blue Daisy's!


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August Garden Advice

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RHS Wisley July 2010-400The top priority for your August garden is usually to just sit back, relax and enjoy your garden and who are we to say anything otherwise?  Go on, get out there and enjoy it before the weather changes for good!

Traditionally, this is the holiday month so if you're planning to be away remember to arrange for a neighbour/friends/family to pop round to keep an eye on plants for you. You’ll need to ask them to pick the fruit and veg that has ripened on any edible plants or it will spoil what is left still growing. 


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