OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES
JOBS FOR NOVEMBER
Now is the time to get your garden ready for the colder months ahead as winter is now upon us. There’s just a plenty to be done to help your garden through the next few weeks and ensure that the frost doesn’t upset your garden too much!
PREPEARE FOR THE COLD
Use fleece to protect tender plants or move them into a green house or conservatory to prepare for the cold weather to come. Prune climbing and rambling roses, then tie in the stems to prevent damage.
PLANT TULIP BULBS
Tulips are amongst the most popular of bulbs, valued for their brilliant flower colours and shapes. Plant your bulbs at least twice the bulb’s width apart, and at a depth of two or three times the bulb’s height. Plant now to enjoy a wonderful spring display!
CUT BACK PERENNIALS
Now is an ideal time to cut back perennials that have died down now that flowering has finished. This will help to improve their appearance and flowering!
ADD WINTER COLOUR
Brighten up your garden with beautiful bursts of winter colour from our seasonal selection of bedding plants. Pansies, Violas and Cyclamen will help bring your garden to life with that much needed splash of instant colour. Alternatively, pick up one of our gorgeous planted baskets or containers instore to inject colour into your garden!
LIFT UP YOUR CONTAINERS
In wet weather, raise your pots and containers up off the ground on ‘feet’ or similar to keep the bottom of the pot out of the water. Remember to remove saucers in winter!
PROVIDE FOR WILDLIFE
Offer refuge for garden birds through the winter months by providing a healthy supply of food and water. Feed our feathery friends with a high energy diet such including soft crumb mix and suet balls over the coming months and reap the rewards with a wildlife haven in your garden.