Gardener’s Diary – Top Tips for November 2019

Enjoy our monthly Gardener’s diary for some fantastic tips on how to keep your garden going through all of the seasons.

Plant Winter Bedding

From elaborate planters to the smallest front garden, bedding plants provide a temporary, decorative display of colour in containers, planters, beds and seasonal hanging baskets. They can be grown from seed, bought as young seedling (plug plants) or purchased as pot-grown ready for planting.

Encourage the Wildlife

By putting out additional food, gardens can make a significant contribution to helping the wildlife over the winter. It’s also a great way to watch the birds and animals even in the smallest of gardens or balconies.

Shop for:

Wild Bird Food

Wild Bird Feeders

Wild Bird Houses

Wildlife Care

Container Maintenance

Growing plants in containers is a great way to bring life and colour into dull spots in your garden. Patios, balconies and window boxes are all places where plants can easily be introduced in containers. They will require a little more attention than those planted in the garden. You will eventually need to re-pot them, usually the larger the pot the better. Protect your pots with bubble wrap in cold spells and frost or bring them under temporarily cover. In very wet periods, you may also want to move them under cover until the soil has dried out a little or raise your pots off the ground with ‘feet’ to keep the bottom out of water.

Keep Tidy

Clear up any fallen leaves especially from lawns, ponds and beds. Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can provide a rich habitat for a range of wildlife. However, without care ponds can soon become an eyesore with overgrown plants, weeds and dirty water that is unhealthy for fish and other wildlife. Occasional cleaning and regular maintenance is required.

 

 

Published November 19th, 2019 by Grace Brown. Article ref 6598

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