Not all trees have to be pruned in October. However, trees that bleed
easily, such as walnut, tulip tree, birch and maple, should preferably
be pruned this month. This is because over about a month they will
start to lose their leaves.
At this time of year there are masses of beautifully coloured berries, that together with the fiery coloured autumn leaves, make it a real pleasure to do the necessary garden chores. Although the weather can still be pleasantly sunny and warm, we can also expect night frosts during this month.
The colours that attract attention in the winter garden are red, warm orange, misty ice-blue and frosty yellow. Below are some of the finest winter flowering plants, selected for their glorious colour.
Winter officially begins in just a few weeks. You have probably already made the necessary preparations in the garden, but perhaps you have not yet had time for this. Below is a list of subjects that require attention in the garden before winter, so you can run through the list and make sure you have not forgotten anything.