October

October

Flower/Plants Fruit/Vegetables Greenhouse General
Lift and pot on tender perennials to store indoors Sow green manure crops in bare spaces Pot up rooted cuttings Buy farmyard manure or mushroom compost to dig into the soil during autumn
Plant spring-flowering bulbs into borders and pots Pick apples, pears and plums as they ripen Plant pots of hyacinths Increase the height of the cut on your mower
Collect up and compost leaves as they begin to fall Sow and plant: broad beans, peas, Japanese and autumn onion sets, spring cabbages and garlic Check that heating equipment is working efficiently Spread netting over water features and ponds to prevent leaves going in
Plant evergreen shrubs and hedging, or move any that are growing in the wrong place Bring potted herbs under cover to protect them Bring potted azaleas indoors and water with rain water Order roses to plant out this winter
Pull up annual climbers and cut back untidy perennial climbers Lift and store any remaining potatoes in a cool, dry place Water indoor cyclamen to bring them back into growth after their summer rest Cover newly planted bulbs with wire netting to prevent squirrels digging them up

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Ashwood garden centres located in the historic town of Enniskillen. Co. Fermanagh and Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. Open 7 days a week. we have everything for your garden from plants, shrubs, seeds, BBQ's furniture, pond equipment and landscaping requirements. We also stock bird seed and fish food so that your pets can be healthy. If your new to gardening click on our growing year section for your monthly guide on what to do and when in the garden. Enniskillen is situated 30 miles north of Cavan, 26 miles from Omagh and 40 miles from Sligo. Our Ballymoney garden centre in Antrim is 8 miles from Coleraine, 20 miles from Limavady and the north Antrim coast. We are Northern Irelands leading family run garden centre and stock a range of products for the garden including Suttons seeds, Hozelock, Bradshaws, Hunter Wolf tools, Halls greenhouses.Christmas begins with us in Enniskillen and Antrim for christmas trees.