JOBS FOR THE WEEK
■ CLEAN up patios and paths before the onset of winter to prevent them getting slippery, and clean and put away your garden furniture.
■ GET your bird table cleaned and stock up on bird food for the approaching autumn. ■ 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’ve got perfect conditions for applying vine weevil-controlling nematodes into the ground.
Install a water butt to collect winter rainfall ■ EVERGREEN hedges can have their final trim before winter.
Apply vine weevil-controlling nematodes into the ground
Phlox is a tall, airy plant