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October checklist in the garden

Aerate, top-dress (if required) and fertilise lawns;

Remove dead bulb flowers and fertilise;

Prune and fertilise Spring shrubs after flowering;

Plant summer vegetables;

Plant flowering summer annuals in garden and pots – Cosmos and Alyssum seed can be planted directly into garden beds.  Check new seed releases, e.g. Nasturtium;

Mulch gardens and around trees to preserve moisture in the soil;

Break up and repot crowded Cymbidium orchids.

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