Jobs for the week
Clean up patios and paths before the onset of winter to prevent them getting slippery, and clean and put away garden furniture.
Get your bird table cleaned and stock up on some bird food for the autumn.
Evergreen hedges can have their final trim before winter.
Lift maincrop potatoes and store in a dark, frost-free area.
It’s a good time to divide plants in ponds to increase stock if desired or cut back overgrowth – you are aiming for around 50% plant coverage of the pond. Install water butts to collect winter rainwater.
Get your compost bins or bags ready for collecting leaf fall which makes superb compost.
While the soil is still warm, you have the perfect conditions for applying some vine weevil controlling nematodes into the soil.
Stock up on bird food
Hedges can have their final trim before winter