In The Fruit Garden This November

Plant out currant plants as bare roots this month, while they’re in their dormant state.

Divide mature clumps of rhubarb once they’re dormant.

Tidy up your strawberry plants, cutting off any dead leaves and removing runners.

Prune apple and pear trees anytime between now and February.

Plant bare root raspberry plants now for delicious home-crown crop.

Plant bare root edible hedging while they’re in their dormant state.

Don’t prune your plum trees now as they will be susceptible to the silver leaf fungus – wait until midsummer.

Check fruits in storage and promptly remove any showing signs of disease or rotting.

Top Tip:

Apply grease bands to the trunks of fruit trees to prevent wingless female winter moths climbing the trunks and laying their eggs in branches.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year.
  • Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and plant beds.
  • Plant out winter bedding plants.
  • Keep our feathered friends nourished with bird food.
  • Make sure outdoor pots and containers are protected from frost.