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What to do in the garden this week - Third Week of November

Flower Garden

  • Take root cuttings of oriental poppies
  • Check stakes and ties are secure on trees and climbers
  • Move containers of shrubs or winter bedding to a sheltered spot when conditions turn very cold
  • Plant new rose bushes
  • Empty pots of spent annuals and compost the remains
  • Transplant shrubs that have outgrown their position
  • Lift and store dahlia tubers once their leaves are blackened by frost
  • Prune rambling roses after flowering
  • Rake autumn leaves from lawns and pick them out of borders for composting
  • Pile bark mulch over the crowns of hardy fuchsias to provide protection from cold

 

Fruit and Vegetables

  • Dig over empty borders and pile manure on top for the worms to pull underground
  • Lift and divide congested clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down asparagus ferns and the tops of Jerusalem artichokes
  • Use cloches to protect winter peas, beans and salads
  • Lift and pot up chicory roots to force in the dark
  • Plant new fruit trees, bushes and cane fruits
  • Collect seeds from garlic and chives
  • Start pruning apples, pears and figs
  • Take hardwood cuttings from currants and gooseberries
  • Spread compost or rotted manure onto beds

Greenhouse

  • Clear out old tomato and cucumber cordons and add to the compost heap
  • Move potted bulbs into the greenhouse to develop before bringing into the house
  • Water sparingly, aiming to keep the atmosphere as dry as possible over winter
  • Bring potted herbs under cover to continue cropping over winter
  • Ventilate the greenhouse on warm days
  • Line the glass with bubble polythene for insulation
  • Propagate perennials from root cuttings including phlox, rhus and mint
  • Plant bulbs in large pots of compost ready to fill any gaps in spring borders

Around the Garden

  • Wash and disinfect bird feeders and tables
  • Collect fallen leaves and add to a leaf bin to compost down
  • Spread fresh gravel or grit around alpine plants
  • Shred prunings and add to your compost heap
  • Collect and empty hoses and sprinklers to store in the shed over winter
  • Build log piles to provide winter hibernation sites for insects and small animals
  • Check tree ties and loosen any that are too tight
  • Wrap insulation around outdoor taps and water pipes
  • Order bare-rooted hedging for winter planting
  • Repair fences and trellis now they are becoming free of foliage


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