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Welcome to Seasonal Gardening

Seasonal Gardening provides a month by month account of tasks that need to be done in the garden. Our free online guide is packed with hints, tips, helpful projects and useful gardening ideas for every season.

Covering the whole of the UK (Great Britain, England, Scotland & Wales).

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What to do in the garden this month. Taking care of lawns and borders. Getting the best from your fruit and vegetables. How to propagate your own plants.

October is the time to get the garden ready for Winter. Although the days may still be warm and sunny the nights are getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Don't be caught out, as there is sure to be a sudden cold snap and even a frosty night or two before the end of the month. So prepare protection (or storage) for those tender plants and keep a close eye on the weather forecast each evening.

Plant of the Month

Virginia creeper

Quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) and other colourful vines are at their very best now, providing a dramatic burgundy and red backdrop to the late flower borders.

Garden of the Month

Westonbirt Arboretum Garden

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England

Started in 1829 by Robert Staynor and maintained by the Forestry Commission since 1956, Westonbirt Arboretum is Britain's oldest and largest tree collection.