It may seem chilly out there but the summer’s warmth is still in the soil so it’s the ideal time to buy and plant new additions to your garden. Field grown hedging is only available between November and March and is far more cost effective than container grown hedging <find out more>
Leaves are falling rapidly and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, wind and freezing rains either in the greenhouse or wrap in situ. Here are a few jobs to be getting on with this month.
Top jobs this month
- Plant shrubs, trees and hedging to fill gaps
- Take advantage of the cheaper bare root and root-balled season from November through to March <find out more>
- Drain down irrigation systems for the winter. Prevent frost damage by taking timers and double/triple taps indoors, draining valves and pipework and remember to switch off the mains water supplies to the systems.
- Plan to turn off small self-contained water features and lift the pump from the water to wrap for protection from damaging frost.
- Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds (book your autumn/ winter garden tidy)
- Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent water-logging
- Divide congested herbaceous perennials and redistribute to fill any gaps
- Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
- Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
- Insulate outdoor containers from frost – bubblewrap works well
- Protect any exotic plants you have
- Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden
- Create a refuge for wildlife over winter in your garden
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