This isn’t the busiest time of year, but there’s still some useful planning and prep to be done
October: thin pickings this month, but with maintenance and some sowing still to do. Time to take stock, to compost, dig winter ground before it’s too heavy. To collect leaf mould. Still time to sow winter lettuce and winter cabbage if you are OK with cloches. October is certain to bring frost so you need to decide about covering tender plants, though you can sow broad beans into November.
It is the start of the tougher time for animals so I will leave the sunflowers standing as the bees recede to be replaced by birds.