Gardening jobs for the week ahead

Autumn is here which is a busy time for us gardeners...

It may seem a long way off but start to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and crocus.

Divide past-their-best herbaceous perennials to keep plants healthy year after year and multiply your stock.

Clean out cold frames and greenhouses ahead of autumn sowing and growing.

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Start to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus (pictured) and hyacinths.

Continue to feed and deadhead hanging-basket and container annuals — they will often keep going until the first frosts.

Prune any late-summer flowering shrubs, such as the rock rose.

Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they’ve finished flowering (unless they are repeat-flowering varieties, in which case leave them until later in the year).

Help pumpkins ripen in time for Halloween by removing any leaves shading the fruits.