What's happening in your garden this week?
As the days get longer and soil temperatures rise, established plants and young seedlings grow faster, while seed sown now is almost certain to germinate.
It can be difficult to plan for next autumn and winter when it does not feel as if this year’s winter has been completely shaken off.
October is an important month in the garden calendar, as seeds sown this month pop up quickly and there are usually few checks to growth during the early summer months.
This month, a start can be made on sowing the hardier vegetables, but the likes of runner beans, pumpkins and corn should be left until all likelihood of frost has gone.
Green manure crops can continue to be dug in and the ground prepared for seed-sowing by breaking down the surface with a fork and raking it level.