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November Jobs

Find out what to do in your garden now.

NOVEMBER

Ornamental Garden:
  • Part prune roses to prevent windrock.
  • Continue to tidy borders if weather permits.
  • Final cut for lawns if no frosts.
  • Remove fallen leaves.
  • Cutback spent foliage and flowers of herbaceous perennials.
  • Leave the seed heads of grasses like Miscanthus to provide winter structure.
  • Continue to lay turf for new lawns – avoid frosty days if possible.
  • Remove surplus dead leaves from ponds.
  • Complete planting of bulbs.
  • Mulch borders – especially borderline hardy perennials.
  • Plant bare root shrubs and roses.
  • Plant winter flowering shrubs like daphne and sarcococca.
  • Take hard wood cuttings of roses and other deciduous shrubs.
  • Scarify lawns.
  • Keep off lawns in wet and frosty weather.

Vegetable Garden:
  • Begin winter pruning of fruit trees.
  • Plant fruit trees, soft fruit and cane fruit.
  • Plant garlic cloves.
  • Apply grease bands around trunks of fruit trees to protect from winter months.
  • Apply a good layer of compost / manure to bare areas of ground.
  • Protect salad plants under cloches/ fleece etc.
  • Clear spent old plants.

Written by: Alex Bell, www.alexbellgardendesign.co.uk

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