Gardening with Pippa Greenwood - October tips for your garden

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Pippa says: As autumn is now in full swing, try to set aside a little time for a few visits to gardens that are open to the public. Not only will a brisk walk among some awesome autumn colour help to blow away the cobwebs, but you’ll also be surrounded by some great garden inspiration. Autumn colour is a vital ingredient to any garden, so get an idea of what’s out there…and what could be in your garden!


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  • Last chance to plant onion sets and garlic. Do so early this month and they’ll soon be rooting and growing away as the soil is still holding quite a bit of warmth. If, like me, you garden on a heavy clay soil which is inclined to get a bit soggy over the winter months, plant the cloves into the top of a 15cm (6in) tall ridge of soil. It works a treat.
  • Keep your kitchen well furnished with fresh herbs – dig up a small patch of herbs such as mint, parsley and chives, and pot each into a pot of fresh compost. Kept in a

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Last edited: 14 January 2019 at 12:33