October is a capricious month that can range from still being very warm and dry to being very windy and wet (or anything in between!) and therefore gardening in October is often dictated by the weather.
Protect your plants
One thing that’s for certain in October, especially as the month progresses, is the likelihood of frost so take a close look around the garden and check for plants that need to go back inside or into a greenhouse. It’s easy once tender plants – such as palms, bananas, cordylines and tree ferns – have been in the garden all summer to forget that they’re only temporary guests and that they’ll need winter protection.