November Gardening Jobs

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By NewsPipe | Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 11:30

If you are anything like me your garden has been a little under appreciated this year. The lack of a good spell of summer weather has meant new garden projects, buying new plants and just spending time in the garden just hasn't happened this year.

So I feel its time to tend to my garden and tuck it in for the winter.

A tidy up is in order,  but I try to leave seed heads for the birds where

possible. 

Raspberries can have a hard trim, any lingering summer veg should be cooked up, and the veg patch dug over and left for the immanent frosts to break up. If any of your winter veg survived the onslaught of slugs and snails, keep them weeded, and consider broadcasting some green manure around to dig in later and supress weeds.

It is a good time to fit Grease bands to your garden fruit trees to catch

the naughty winter moth. Hope fully we will get more than a handful of apples next year.

Its not too late to keep picking apples and pears and keep clearing rotten fallers from your lawns.

Now is the time to plant new shrubs and barerooted trees, the trees are a fraction of the cost of the larger container grown and will soon shoot up. Shrubs can be found cheaper too, and you will get them watered for free all winter and a healthy start ready for next year.

Here are some local nurseries to try:

Island Garden Nursery

Lynch Lane Garden Centre

St Annes Garden Centre

Goulds Garden Centre

      

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