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Your Garden In November

As the months get colder and now the clocks have gone back we experience shorter days with sunset getting earlier.

To ensure you get the most out of the time you do have during daylight hours here is a quick and handy list of tasks to get through November.

1) It may be like the never-ending story this time of year, but clearing up fallen leaves is still a task that needs completing to maintain tidy gardens. Lawns, ponds and beds will still need clearing, but remember you can use them for your compost pile.

2) Bonfire night doesn't have to exclusive to the 5th of November. You can use a bonfire - (where this is permitted) - to dispose of excess debris not suitable for composting.

3) Spread manure across your vegetable beds to bed in over the winter

4) Stake any delicate plants that may break in the cold winds.

5) Cover crops and flowers to protect them from the cold weather. You can use straw or mulch for a long list of plants, but here are the most common to suffer:

  • Carrots

  • Parsnips

  • Strawberries

  • Roses

6) Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year

7) Our feathery friends and other wild life may need encouraging into the garden with some bird feed.

8) If you have any bubble wrap lying around, you can insulate outdoor containers from frost with it.

9) Place a small plastic ball in your bird bath to prevent the colder temperatures freezing the water.

10) Too much rain will cause problems for potted plants. You can raise your containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging.

11) Prune roses to a third of their height to prevent wind rocking.

12) Cut back the yellowing foliage of herbaceous perennials. Lift and divide overcrowded to clumps to maintain their vigour.

13) Plant out winter bedding

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