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November in the Garden: 10 Top Tips

Lists of gardening jobs abound at this time of year. This one has great headings and is very clear. Now I just need to get on with it!

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bonfireNovember is upon us, the clocks have ‘gone back’, the days continue to shorten as temperatures fall. What is there to do in the garden this month? Here’s a list of ten top ‘to do’s’ to keep you busy!

1. Clean

  • Rake up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds. Put the leaves in a leaf cage or black bags to create leaf mould to use on your garden over the next few years.

  • Cut down herbaceous stems and clear the remains of annuals, but leave those perennials that fade relatively elegantly (sedum, astilbes and grasses for example).

  • Clear out the greenhouse, wash pots and trays, clean, mend and oil your tools and throw away anything that is beyond hope of reasonable repair!

2. Burn

Keep leaf raking and saving to make leaf mouldKeep leaf raking and saving to make leaf mould

  • If you need to, use a seasonal bonfire (where this is allowed) to dispose…

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6 comments on “November in the Garden: 10 Top Tips

  1. christianliving2014
    November 2, 2014

    Great write! I will have to follow these tips.

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  2. Ellen Hawley
    November 2, 2014

    On my list for this fall: Pull some of the weeds I’ve ignored all summer because I was working on the blog.

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  3. Rambling Woods
    November 4, 2014

    I disagree…you should not cut back anything as native bees and other insects overwinter in plants and plant stems. Burning is unnecessary and bad for environment. Mulch leaves and let them overwinter too to help the garden

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  4. lizard100
    November 5, 2014

    Really useful ideas. We do sweep a lot of leaves. Primarily because they cover all the paths and paving not grass or organic areas.
    We also take a lot of care to think about the Minibeasts!

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  5. lizard100
    November 5, 2014

    The allotment needs a different approach in some ways. So we choose some things for there and some for home.

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