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5 gardening jobs October 13-19

Echeveria tattoo
I liked the Echeveria so much I'm stuck with it for life!
Mixed squashes and pumpkins

Ripen pumpkins and squashes

Harvest squashes and pumpkins and ripen in the sun or under cover for 10 days before storing.

Daffodil Tete a Tete

Time to plant spring bulbs

Plant spring bulbs if the soil isn’t too wet – if your garden has had tulip fire (related to grey mould), wait until next month.

Sweet pea Lady Salisbury

Winter lettuce, sweet peas seed sowing

Sow winter lettuces under cloches and sweet peas, broad beans and peas under glass, then move them to a cold frame when they have germinated.

Bouquet lily. Picture; Sue Welford

Prepare now for early lilies

Plant lilies in pots now to flower in May and June inside or July and August outside.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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