October in Your Garden

Your October Gardening Guide

Ready, set, grow your Summer garden with our October Gardening Guide!

October is all about the SUMMER GARDEN; preparing, digging, planting, fertilising, watering and growing your best garden!


October is one of the best months for roses and yours should be flowering beautifully!

  • The first thing to do is definitely to pick the blooms
  • Fertilise your roses with a Rosefood or Ludwigs Vigorosa – on SPECIAL now – to give them the sustenance they need to flourish into Summer (enquire at our Inside Information for guidelines on feeding your roses)
  • Plant some new roses in your garden – with our FESTIVAL OF ROSES on now you can get from 20 – 50% off selected 5L rose bushes!
  • Increases watering as it gets hotter – water deeply right at the base of the rose in order to ensure that the lower parts of the root ball receive water as well as the upper parts.

Garden Preparation

  • Spread a layer of compost throughout your garden to act as a slow release fertiliser and as a mulch for existing garden beds
  • Loosen soil with a garden fork and add compost and a 2:3:2 fertiliser to prepare soil for new Summer planting
  • Plan and prepare your beds and containers for Summer veggie and flower planting


  • Plant fruit trees and shrubs so that you can feed from your garden. And get 20% cashback on all edible fruiting & berry trees and shrubs if you are a Lifestyle Loyalty Club member! Our amazing variety of citrus, figs, berries, nuts, grapes, mangoes, peaches, pomegranates and olive trees, amongst others, are sure to please your Summer garden!
  • Plant your ready to plant, ready to use, ready to eat herb and veggie seedlings – on SPECIAL now in 12cm pots!
  • Plant Marigold seedlings, now in stock, as companion plants for your herbs and veggies
  • Find your favourite colour varieties to plant now, with many on SPECIAL
  • Plant your Summer Bulbs: Amaryllis, Dahlia, Begonia, Crocosmia, Daubenya, Eucomis, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Hemerocallis, Liatris, Nerine, Polianthes, Sondersonia, Sprekelia, Tigridia, Zantedeschia and Zephyranthes (subject to availability)


  • Fertilise your garden with a 2:3:2 or 3:1:5 fertiliser – on SPECIAL now – for that Summer boost. You can also mix your fertiliser into your compost when applying it as a mulch
  • Feed your lawn with a 5:1:5 fertiliser

Sow Herbs and Veggies

  • Sow vegetable seeds such as: Artichoke, Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cucumber, Leeks, Lettuce, Melon, Parsley, Pumpkin, Radish, Rape, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip and Watermelon (subject to availability)
  • Sow herb seeds such as: Asparagus, Basil, Catnip, Celery, Chamomile, Chives, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Echinacea, Evening Primrose, Garlic Chives, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Linseed, Lovage, Lucerne, Marjoram, Mint, Oreganum, Parsley, Paprika, Peppermint, Rocket, Sage, Spearmint, Tarragon and Thyme (subject to availability)

Sow Flower Seeds

  • Sow flower seeds such as: Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Aquilegia, Aster, Cactus, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Coleus, Cosmos, Dahlia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Foxglove, Gazania, Gypsophila, Helichrysum, Hollyhock, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigold, Nasturtium, Petunia, Phlox, Portulaca, Protea, Salvia, Sunflower, Thunbergia, Verbena White Lace Flower and Zinnia (subject to availability)