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October

Monthly Gardening Checklist - October

Plant now Checklist

 

plant now

 

Conditions are now perfect to plant all your summer veggies, not to mention a plethora of stunning annual and perennial flowers. Get them in quick and stay on top of the weeds to ensure you get to enjoy your plants to the fullest. 

 

VEGETABLES & FRUIT

Prepare new beds by forking the soil and adding Compost, Sheep Pellets and Natures Organic Fertiliser.

 

VEGGIES

 

Seedlings 

A full range of seedlings are now available, including tomatoes, basil, beans, eggplants and peppers.
Plant herbs like coriander and parley in part shade to protect them from the afternoon sun. Doing this will mean they don't 'bolt' to flower and seed as quickly, meaning you can enjoy them for longer.


Seed Sowing 

There’s still plenty of time to sow your summer veggie seeds. Make sure they are planted with plenty of space between them and are located in a sunny position. Germinate tomato, eggplant and melon seeds in punnets before moving out into the veggie patch.

 

FRUIT

 

Passionfruit

Plant in a warm sunny spot in well draining soil, with a structure behind of them to support the vines as they grow. Mix in compost and sheep pellets before planting for added nutrients.


Citrus

Plant in free draining soil and mix in compost and Kings Slow Release Fertiliser. Dwarf varieties which grow to only 2 meters tall, are also available, and are the best for container growing.


Other

Heaps of other fruit instore and ready for planting, including strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries and blueberries. Click here to see some of our range

 

TREES & SHRUBS

 

Roses

There is still a huge selection to choose from both instore and online. Plant now in a sunny position in loam soil to enjoy their delightful blooms this spring and summer. Click here to take a look at our large range.

Hydrangeas

An old-fashioned flower that is coming back in style! With huge gorgeous blooms, hydrangea are happy being in full sun or part shade. We’ve a great range now instore and online!


Hedges and screening


Getting hedges and large screening trees into the soil now gives them time to get settled in before summer. Keep newly planted trees and shrubs well watered and feed with Kings 24+.

 

FLOWERS & PERENNIALS

 

Instant Colour

Add a delightful dash of colour instantly to your pots and garden beds. Choose from petunias, lobelias, alyssum, gazania, marigolds, snapdragons and heaps more in our seedling punnets, potted colour and kings sized colour ranges instore now.


Perennials

There are loads of gorgeous long-flowering perennials now in, including petunias, calibrachoa, lavender, nemesia, geraniums, and heaps more. Plant in soil mixed with compost and sheep pellets. Click here to see more of our range

 

tend

 

Veggie Gardening

Protect newly planted seedlings from slugs and snails with Quash.  Keep on top of any weeds emerging in newly planted  beds. Regularly remove laterals from your tomato plants and feed them.

 

Feeding

Keep plants happy and healthy by feeding your plants regularly over spring through autumn. Feed with our natural and organic fertiliser range instore or oinline now.

 

Mulching

Apply mulch around your garden to help suppress weeds and reduce your watering needs as it starts to heat up.

 

Lawns

Get your lawn sorted now to get it looking great for summer. Use Weed N' Feed to feed your lawn and kill off broadleaf weeds (remember to be careful around the edges and not spray your flowers, shrubs or veggies). Repair bare patches by sowing the area with lawn seed.

Click here to see our range of lawn care products

 

essentials

Kings Tomato Food Clear Cut

Tomato Food

Feed your tomatoes regularly to help ensure you enjoy a delicious crop this year.

Quash Slug and Snail Pellets

Quash Slug & Snail Pellets

Don’t plant your seedlings in vain. Make sure you protect them from slugs and snails with Quash! Safe around both Pets and children.