Things to make and grow in October

Despite the weather getting cooler, we still have some sunny days to use for fun activities in the garden this month before the clocks go back.

pumpkin lanternMake a pumpkin lantern

It will soon be Halloween so, as well as making an outfit for dressing up, it is time to get your pumpkin ready for the big night.

Hold a conker competition

Everyone likes a competition and playing conkers require: good hand to eye co-ordination, choosing a good conker and making it ready for battle.

Build a leaf compost bin

Fallen leaves are wonderful to run through, but they can also help improve the soil in your garden. Try making your own special compost out of leaves.

Plants to grow in autumn

acorns on oak tree

Plant daffodils for spring

The whole family can help with this task, then every year you see your daffodils in flower it will remind you of the fun you had planting them.

Grow an oak tree

With so many acorns ripening and falling off the trees this is a perfect time to think big for the future and grow a mighty oak tree.

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