Miss Betty says "its October, time to get that garden calendar out".
|Our Sophie, always willing to lend a hand er paw.|
|The Koi are looking great after their near death experience while we were on holiday|
First task done, Halloween decorations up.
|.......if Charlotte here brings tears then she will crawl back into the attic as well.|
Lawn - Apply last application of fertilizer. Keep lawn trimmed and raked of leaves before winter rains start.
Geraniums - Before the nights get cold move them into the garden house.
Roses - Let hips form, no pruning other than to keep shape.
Tomatoes - Pick and wrap in tissue paper. Store in coll dry place.
Bulbs - Time to plant for indoor use.
Orchids - Apply liquid iron.
Evergreens - This is an excellent time to transplant evergreens.
Christmas Cactus - Move into the garage under dim light; water only enough to avoid wilt - when a few pinpoint size buds appear, (in 2-4 weeks) then water normally. Bring indoors and make sure they don't get any light after 6 p.m. - if not possible then cover the plant at night. Should bloom for the holiday.
Houseplants - Move houseplants indoors. Leave Cymbidium Orchids outside until Thanksgiving as long as temp. stays above 32 degrees. (they need a cold snap to set bloom)
Hydrangeas - Remove only dead wood and old bloom, otherwise don't touch!
* Bring in outdoor furniture and garden ornaments for winter storage.
* Water change on pond and check salt level
Busy, busy, busy around there! The decorations(and doggies) are cute!ReplyDelete
~WHEW!!~ I thought that spider was real and your luck wasn't going to hold out after all!ReplyDelete
Hope you all have a great weekend, Doc!ReplyDelete
Love the decorations. I am behind in putting mine up! I will put that on my list to do today.ReplyDelete