We’ve already had some hard frosts in the last couple of weeks, a reminder that there are still a few jobs left to do in the garden before we can put our feet up in front of the fire.
Grass and Lawn Maintenance
Keep off lawn areas in frost weather to prevent scorching.
Repair lawn areas and rake off leaves if weather permits.
Trees, Shrubs and Plants
November sees the start of the bare root planting season. Bare root plants are much cheaper than purchasing container plants in the spring and will have the dormant season to settle into their new surroundings.
Protect newly planted trees and shrubs in an exposed situation from frost and wind.
Check tree ties and stakes on a regular basis to make sure the stakes are sound and the ties are not cutting into the trunks should the girths have put on growth.
Check for dead wood and remove.
Prune back any tall shrubs to guard against wind rock.
Plant tulip bulbs
Protect tree ferns and tender plants with horticultural fleece and straw
Drain down irrigation systems and move computer timers and double taps into frost free storage
Always check bonfires prior to lighting for hibernating hedgehogs.