October is all about tidying up and planning ahead in the garden and here are some key jobs you can do to stay ahead.
Autumn harvest / Now is the time to harvest those golden pumpkins, apples and pears and store them in a dry place ready for eating.
Spring bulbs / October is the time to start planting all those gorgeous spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, bluebells, alliums and hyacinths.
Moving plants indoors / Any tender plants need to be moved into the greenhouse or cold frame before the frosts start to take hold of them.
Tidy up leaves / Sweep up all those leaves and if you have one, add them to your compost heap where they will work their wonder.
Hedges and lawns / Get mowing, trimming and tidying up those hedges and lawns ahead of the winter when it becomes harder to do so.
Plant seeds / You can still sow veggies such as winter cabbage, broad beans, onions, rhubarb crowns, garlic and also hardy annuals such as poppies and cornflowers.