Action plan for October
Now is an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs. Look around at the fabulous range of deciduous autumn foliage colours and maybe add some to your garden. Stake ones that may be susceptible to autumn winds. While the soil is still relatively warm plant some hardy perennials, as well as spring bulbs. Cut back, cover or lift tender plants. In mild areas you can leave dahlias in the ground. Garden tasks are mostly tidying up, giving opportunities also to browse catalogues and order seeds and plants for next year.