Jobs for November...
The garden centre now twinkles with tinsel and Christmas lights, but before all our thoughts turn to Christmas festivities, there are still a lot of jobs to be done in the garden. This is the start of your gardening calendar for next year…
- Ventilate when weather is fine, so air movement keeps down disease.
- Insulate the greenhouse with bubble wrap – now available in store for purchase.
- Heat if necessary.
- Clean down thoroughly when empty.
- Plant Tulips early November. There is a wide range of bulbs still for sale at the garden centre.
- Finish off all bulb planting by the end of the month.
- Pansies, Primroses, Violas, Winter Cabbage, Cyclamen and bulbs can all now be planted to replace Summer bedding.
- Also make use of evergreens in your pots.
- Prune Apple trees
- Plant new fruit trees and bushes.
- Apply Autumn and Winter feed with Moss Killer for a better lawn next Spring.
- • Spike lawn to aid drainage.
- Lift and heel Leeks before frosts.
- Dig over plots, leaving ‘clumps’ for frosts to break down.
TREES & SHRUBS
- Plant out new seasons roses and hedging plants.
- Ideal planting time for trees and conifers.
- Prune back bush roses and Lavatera by half – (prune right down next March).
- Rake up leaves and debris to ‘compost down’.
- Tidy away hose pipes and lag and drain taps or insulate.
- Raise pots onto pot feet to aid drainage and protect from Winter frosts.
- Check out our seed selection ready for next season.
- Identify and protect any plants of doubtful hardiness or ideally, move them to the greenhouse e.g. Dahlias.
PLANTS LOOKING GOOD THIS MONTH
- Viburnum tinus
- Viburnum x bodnantense
- Pampas Grass – Cortaderia
- Aucuba japonica
- Holly – Llex varieties
- Skimmia japonica
- Cyclamen coum – Garden types
- Pernettya mucronata
- Winter Jasmin – Jasminum nudiflorum