Leaves are now falling in bulk with the wind and rain on the increase. In other words, winter has arrived, but we’ve still got 4 gardening jobs for you this month.
Tender plants such as Phoenix palms and agave will need to be wrapped to protect them from the worst of the weather.
Winter is a tough time for your garden wildlife. Remember to feed your birds and why not set out upturned pots of straw to give hedgehogs somewhere to keep warm during hibernation.
November is the time to plant out your winter bedding. Plant groups of cyclamen, polyanthus and pansy to give bold groups of colour through the garden
4 jobs to keep you busy in November
1. Keep leaves clear of the borders and lawns.
2. I like to raise containers and pots to reduce water logging.
3. Prune roses to prevent wind rot.
4. Plant out winter bedding
Our winter plant of the month is skimmia japonica rubella
An evergreen plant with scented white cream flowers during the summer followed by decorative clusters of berries during the winter months.