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Monthly Jobs - November

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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…

GREENHOUSE

  • 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.

BULBS

  • 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.

BEDDING CONTAINERS

  • 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.

FRUIT

  • Prune Apple trees
  • Plant new fruit trees and bushes.

LAWNS

  • Apply Autumn and Winter feed with Moss Killer for a better lawn next Spring.
  • • Spike lawn to aid drainage.

VEGETABLES

  • 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).

TOP TIPS

  • 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
  • Conifers
  • Holly – Llex varieties
  • Skimmia japonica
  • Cyclamen coum – Garden types
  • Pernettya mucronata
  • Winter Jasmin – Jasminum nudiflorum