November Gardening Jobs
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
November is the month for clearing, preparing for and protecting your garden from the worst of the #Winter weather. Here my top 5 jobs to do this month.
1. Make leaf mould
Clear fallen leaves from the garden and store them in a bin bag. They will break down over time into leaf mould which is an excellent mulch for your plants in the future.
2. Plant tulip bulbs
It's a good idea to leave planting tulip bulbs until November as the colder weather helps to kill off any viral or fungal diseases. Plant at least twice as deep as the bulb (about 10cm) and add horticultural grit or gravel if gardening on heavy clay.
3. Repair broken trellis or fencing
Whilst there is less climber foliage on your boundaries, take the opportunity to repair or revitalise your fencing or trellis.
4. Cut down Herbaceous perennials
Cut back any yellowing or brown leaves and mulch around the base of the plant to protect it over Winter
5. Encourage the birds
Providing food and water for the birds with feeders and baths will encourage the birds in which in turn will control pests in the garden.
It's also lovely to have the company of a robin or two whilst you're working in the garden.