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Gardener's Diary

November 2013


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Gardening Jobs for the month - November


Winter is on its way

Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots in situ. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.

Top 10 jobs this month

  1. Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds

  2. Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging

  3. Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year

  4. Prune roses to prevent wind-rock

  5. Plant out winter bedding

  6. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem

  7. Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well

  8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks

  9. Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden

  10. Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their November advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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