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5 gardening jobs October 20-26

Acer Trompenburg's last leaf
Acer Trompenburg's last leaf
1
A crocus is more valuable to bees than a daffodil

Get new bulbs into the ground

Plant daffodil and crocus bulbs. Tulips can wait until next month.

2
Greenhouse after cleaning (but forgot to remove tomatoes)

Clean out the greenhouse or conservatory

Give the greenhouse/conservatory a thorough clean with detergent and disinfectant to remove any pests.

3
Blackcurrants just burst with intense flavour

Prune blackcurrants and gooseberries

Cut back old wood on blackcurrants and gooseberries, and remove any wispy growth.

4
Stunning leaf patterns in Canna but bring them indoors

Bring tender plants indoors

If you’ve got tender plants, bring them indoors before they get killed by the frost. Choose a light, frost-free place such as a greenhouse or cold frame. Keep them on the dry side during the winter, so they don’t put on much growth.

5
Organic potatoes

Lift final maincrop potatoes

If you haven’t done so already, lift all your maincrop potatoes on a dry day and store in bags in a cool dark place. Don’t leave them any longer or the slugs will find them.

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