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What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of November

In The Flower Garden

  • Clear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbers from pergolas and trellis
  • Plant bare-root roses in well-prepared soil
  • Transplant shrubs and conifers that have outgrown their position
  • Cut down chrysanthemums to soil level after flowering
  • Make leaf mould from fallen leaves
  • Plant drifts of lily-of-the-valley in shaded beds
  • Finish planting tulip bulbs outside
  • Improve soil by incorporating compost
  • Deadhead pansies to prevent them setting seed

In The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Check fruits in store for signs of rot or deterioration
  • Plant new fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes, including currants and gooseberries
  • Winter prune fruit trees, including apples – but save plum pruning to summer
  • Cover broad beans and peas with cloches for winter protection
  • Lift and divide large clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes then dig up and store tubers in buckets of dry compost
  • Prune side shoots on gooseberries back to about 5cm
  • Pile earth up around the stems of Brussels sprouts to provide extra support

In The Greenhouse

  • Plant hippeastrum bulbs for spring displays
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene for insulation
  • Ventilate greenhouses on warm, dry days
  • Use rainwater to keep the compost of potted azaleas constantly moist
  • Check fuel levels in paraffin and gas heaters regularly
  • Check plants for signs of overwintering pests
  • Pick faded flowers and dead leaves from plants
  • Water potted bulbs to ensure they never dry out
  • Scrub down staging and framework with disinfectant
  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in more light

Around The Garden

  • Plant bare-root trees, bare-root shrubs and hedging
  • Regularly wash and disinfect bird baths and feeders
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with frost
  • Empty the contents of well-composted bins and spread over bare soil
  • Wash cold frames and cloches to let in more light
  • Choose a dry day to treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Test soil with a pH kit to measure acidity or alkalinity to help you plan plantings next season
  • Remove pond pumps and filters, wash and store away
  • Take advantage of seed catalogue early order special offers

Don’t forget to send me your questions. Check the Q&A pages and what questions have already been asked.

See you next week.

Andrew

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of November

In The Flower Garden

  • Clear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbers from pergolas and trellis
  • Plant bare-root roses in well-prepared soil
  • Transplant shrubs and conifers that have outgrown their position
  • Cut down chrysanthemums to soil level after flowering
  • Make leaf mould from fallen leaves
  • Plant drifts of lily-of-the-valley in shaded beds
  • Finish planting tulip bulbs outside
  • Improve soil by incorporating compost
  • Deadhead pansies to prevent them setting seed

In The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Check fruits in store for signs of rot or deterioration
  • Plant new fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes, including currants and gooseberries
  • Winter prune fruit trees, including apples – but save plum pruning to summer
  • Cover broad beans and peas with cloches for winter protection
  • Lift and divide large clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes then dig up and store tubers in buckets of dry compost
  • Prune side shoots on gooseberries back to about 5cm
  • Pile earth up around the stems of Brussels sprouts to provide extra support

In The Greenhouse

  • Plant hippeastrum bulbs for spring displays
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene for insulation
  • Ventilate greenhouses on warm, dry days
  • Use rainwater to keep the compost of potted azaleas constantly moist
  • Check fuel levels in paraffin and gas heaters regularly
  • Check plants for signs of overwintering pests
  • Pick faded flowers and dead leaves from plants
  • Water potted bulbs to ensure they never dry out
  • Scrub down staging and framework with disinfectant
  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in more light

Around The Garden

  • Plant bare-root trees, bare-root shrubs and hedging
  • Regularly wash and disinfect bird baths and feeders
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with frost
  • Empty the contents of well-composted bins and spread over bare soil
  • Wash cold frames and cloches to let in more light
  • Choose a dry day to treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Test soil with a pH kit to measure acidity or alkalinity to help you plan plantings next season
  • Remove pond pumps and filters, wash and store away
  • Take advantage of seed catalogue early order special offers

Don’t forget to send me your questions. Check the Q&A pages and what questions have already been asked.

See you next week.

Andrew

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of November

In The Flower Garden

  • Clear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbers from pergolas and trellis
  • Plant bare-root roses in well-prepared soil
  • Transplant shrubs and conifers that have outgrown their position
  • Cut down chrysanthemums to soil level after flowering
  • Make leaf mould from fallen leaves
  • Plant drifts of lily-of-the-valley in shaded beds
  • Finish planting tulip bulbs outside
  • Improve soil by incorporating compost
  • Deadhead pansies to prevent them setting seed

In The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Check fruits in store for signs of rot or deterioration
  • Plant new fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes, including currants and gooseberries
  • Winter prune fruit trees, including apples – but save plum pruning to summer
  • Cover broad beans and peas with cloches for winter protection
  • Lift and divide large clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes then dig up and store tubers in buckets of dry compost
  • Prune side shoots on gooseberries back to about 5cm
  • Pile earth up around the stems of Brussels sprouts to provide extra support

In The Greenhouse

  • Plant hippeastrum bulbs for spring displays
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene for insulation
  • Ventilate greenhouses on warm, dry days
  • Use rainwater to keep the compost of potted azaleas constantly moist
  • Check fuel levels in paraffin and gas heaters regularly
  • Check plants for signs of overwintering pests
  • Pick faded flowers and dead leaves from plants
  • Water potted bulbs to ensure they never dry out
  • Scrub down staging and framework with disinfectant
  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in more light

Around The Garden

  • Plant bare-root trees, bare-root shrubs and hedging
  • Regularly wash and disinfect bird baths and feeders
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with frost
  • Empty the contents of well-composted bins and spread over bare soil
  • Wash cold frames and cloches to let in more light
  • Choose a dry day to treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Test soil with a pH kit to measure acidity or alkalinity to help you plan plantings next season
  • Remove pond pumps and filters, wash and store away
  • Take advantage of seed catalogue early order special offers

Don’t forget to send me your questions. Check the Q&A pages and what questions have already been asked.

See you next week.

Andrew

What To Do in The Garden – Last Week of November

In The Flower Garden

  • Clear faded growth of golden hops and annual climbers from pergolas and trellis
  • Plant bare-root roses in well-prepared soil
  • Transplant shrubs and conifers that have outgrown their position
  • Cut down chrysanthemums to soil level after flowering
  • Make leaf mould from fallen leaves
  • Plant drifts of lily-of-the-valley in shaded beds
  • Finish planting tulip bulbs outside
  • Improve soil by incorporating compost
  • Deadhead pansies to prevent them setting seed

In The Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Check fruits in store for signs of rot or deterioration
  • Plant new fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes, including currants and gooseberries
  • Winter prune fruit trees, including apples – but save plum pruning to summer
  • Cover broad beans and peas with cloches for winter protection
  • Lift and divide large clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes then dig up and store tubers in buckets of dry compost
  • Prune side shoots on gooseberries back to about 5cm
  • Pile earth up around the stems of Brussels sprouts to provide extra support

In The Greenhouse

  • Plant hippeastrum bulbs for spring displays
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene for insulation
  • Ventilate greenhouses on warm, dry days
  • Use rainwater to keep the compost of potted azaleas constantly moist
  • Check fuel levels in paraffin and gas heaters regularly
  • Check plants for signs of overwintering pests
  • Pick faded flowers and dead leaves from plants
  • Water potted bulbs to ensure they never dry out
  • Scrub down staging and framework with disinfectant
  • Wash glazing inside and out to let in more light

Around The Garden

  • Plant bare-root trees, bare-root shrubs and hedging
  • Regularly wash and disinfect bird baths and feeders
  • Avoid walking on lawns covered with frost
  • Empty the contents of well-composted bins and spread over bare soil
  • Wash cold frames and cloches to let in more light
  • Choose a dry day to treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Test soil with a pH kit to measure acidity or alkalinity to help you plan plantings next season
  • Remove pond pumps and filters, wash and store away
  • Take advantage of seed catalogue early order special offers

Don’t forget to send me your questions. Check the Q&A pages and what questions have already been asked.

See you next week.

Andrew

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