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Essential Gardening Jobs for November

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The days are getting shorter and colder, and despite the lack of sun, your garden still needs tending to. With these essential gardening jobs for November you’ll ensure your plants make it through the winter disease free, while also reducing your workload in later months!

 

Flower Garden

  1. Bring plants like tulips and potted lilies inside, and be sure to check all plants for pests or diseases
  2. Prune bush roses to prevent them from rocking in the wind
  3. Keep bagging up fallen leaves and putting them into compost heaps to turn into mulch
  4. Keep track of weeds – they’ll still keep springing up throughout the colder months

 

Vegetable Patch

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  1. Prepare the ground for next season before heavy frosts. Dig up during dry spells, and lay down polythene to stop weeds
  2. Start harvesting Brussel sprouts, kale and leeks
  3. Keep an eye out for caterpillars and any plant debris, remove yellowing leaves from brussel sprouts
  4. Some plants (eg exotic plants like “hardy” bananas) will need protection from the cold, using straw or bubble wrap

Greenhouse

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  1. If you haven’t cleaned out your greenhouse yet, now is the time to do it. Disinfect it fully
  2. Consider a method of greenhouse heating to keep your plants going through the cold
  3. Certain spring bulbs, like tulips, can be planted now for an early blossom
  4. Keep your greenhouse ventilated, and be careful not to overwater your plants

 

We hope you’re enjoying the garden, despite the cold. If you have some catching up to do, why not check out our essential gardening jobs for October and September?

 

Source: pots2plots, thompson-morgan

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