What to Do in Garden in November?

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What to do in garden in November? The garden starts to retreat but there’s time to experiment – take cuttings or plant up pots with bulbs.


PERENNIALS AND BULBS

  • Sweet peas can be sown outside but they do need some winter protection either under cloches or in a cold greenhouse.
  • This is the absolute last chance to plant most spring bulbs but the best time to plant tulips. If there’s no room in the garden try putting some into containers.

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FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

cabbage

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HARDWOOD CUTTINGS

  • Try taking hardwood cuttings of deciduous shrubs and fruit.

LAWN

  • Crisp edges make a lawn seem tidier and fresher, even on dull winter days. When night-time temperatures fall to near freezing and below, the lawn will stop growing so it’s worth cutting the edges now as they should stay trim until the end of winter.

LEAF MOULD

  • A very easy way to make leaf mould is to rake up damp leaves, put them in a bin bag with a few air holes and tie the top. By next autumn you should have magically produced crumbly leaf mould that can be used as a mulch.

BEDDING

  • Plant out winter bedding. Pansies and violas look delicate but polyanthus and primroses have the edge for presence. A new type of plant to watch out for is the double primrose. It’s available in many colours and is so beautiful it looks like winter roses.




IF YOU ONLY DO ONE THING…

…put prepared ‘Paper White’ daffodils – which means they’ve been specially treated to flower quickly – in a pot. Keep indoors and they should be flowering for Christmas.


PLANT OF THE MONTH

If you see a small rounded tree with amazing autumn colour of purples, reds and orange, it’s probably a liquidambar. Slow-growing with shiny bright green maple-like leaves in spring, it will eventually reach 25 metres.

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Source: HouseBeautiful

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