What to do/best plants-October

Garden jobs for October can be very rewarding. If you don’t have a compost heap why not start. It’s a great way to get rid of garden waste, saves filling council bins and it’s really enjoyable being able to put back invaluable organic richness into the ground for next spring. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/soil_makecompost1.shtml

Plants looking great in Oct:
1 Grasses eg. Miscanthus for height or Hakonechloa for ground cover
2 Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’
3 Penstemon ‘Andenken an Friedrich Hahn’ for bright red
4 Rudbeckias
5 Hardy fuschias eg: Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’
6 Hypericums may still be flowering, or if not they will be producing their red berries

See below the full article which tells you of jobs you could do in the garden now. Or to read about jobs to do in other months or best plants for other months, click here.
Garden jobs for October