You might be new to gardening, the West coast of Scotland, or just looking for some tips on what to do this month in the garden. Below are some hints and tips for the garden in October.
Tips for October
Short stemmed bulbs work well in the West Coast of Scotland. Try the following five:
1. Crocus - Remembrance
2. Narcissi – Tete a Tete
3. Iris Reticulata – Harmony
4. Hyacinth – White Pearl
Buy, but don’t plant Tulips yet. Wait until November to plant. Two good choices are:
Red Riding Hood
Persian Pearl – best in a small pot
Divide perennials in the garden and pot up any spare for the Members Plant Stall next May, or share with a friend.
Buy plants for Spring flowering and plant them out.
Garden tidy up
Tidy up by weeding, collecting leaves which can be stored for a couple of years to make mulch, store stray pots out of the wind, put light weight furniture away.
Next month - best seed catalogues to order.