November Gardening Jobs
Plant up winter and spring containers using
spring bulbs, smaller herbaceous plants and winter bedding such as
wallflowers and Cyclamen.
Continue to keep lawns, paths, driveways and low growing
plants clear of leaves. Anywhere else, leaves can be
left if you wish.
Finishing planting all spring flowering bulbs
and you can plant lilies this month too.
Finish planting new herbaceous perennials, and
divide any overgrown or tired looking clumps of perennials. Leave
stems and seed heads for winter interest and wildlife.
After leaf fall, take hardwood cuttings of
ornamental shrubs and soft fruit such as Cornus, Hydrangea,
currants, and gooseberries
Order bare-root deciduous hedging plants, trees
and shrubs which become available this month.
Reduce watering and stop feeding of
Bubble wrap greenhouses and check heaters are
Remember to raise the height of the cut. Finish
aerating, scarifying and top dressing. Grass will continue to grow
in temperatures above 5°C (41°F), so mow the lawn (not in wet
weather) if needed.
Put out bird feeders and clean out nesting
boxes, birds will need them for winter roosts.
Put grease bands around the trunks of fruit
trees to stop winter moth damage.
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