Other Jobs Around The Garden This November
Reuse spent compost from annual container displays as a mulch on you garden beds and borders.
Clean out water butts and let the autumn rains refill them. Install a new waterbutt ready for next year.
Net ponds to prevent leaves falling into them. If you need to clear pond weed, lay it next to the pond for a day after removal, to allow wildlife to escape back to the water.
Sweep up debris and fallen leaves from paths and beds to prevent fungal spores, slugs and snails from overwintering.
Build a cold frame to protect young plants from extreme winter weather.
Prevent containers becoming waterlogged by raising them off the ground for the winter using bricks or ‘pot feet’.
Encourage hungry birds into your garden by investing in bird baths and bird feeders. Our feathered friends will keep garden pest numbers down and bring joy on a leak winter’s day.
Create bins for composting fallen leaves and dead plant material. Oak, alder and hornbeam will rot down in a year. Shred fallen leaves to help them rot down even more quickly. A quick way to do this is to mow through leaves on the lawn using a rotary mower with a collection box.
- 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 feathered friends nourished with bird foor.
- Make sure outdoor pots and containers are protected from frost.