Garden jobs in November
Start thinking about sheltering your tender plants, looking after birds and pruning any inappropriate growth. It’s the perfect time for preparing all of your fruiting trees and shrubs so you get a great crop next year.
Things you can do now:
- Raise your containers onto pot feet to prevent them from water logging
- Cut back perennials as the foliage yellows, you can also dig up and divide large or over-crowded clumps
- Regularly top up your bird feeders
- Plant out new raspberry canes ready for next year
- Cut back your strawberry plants and remove any runners, if you haven’t already
- Prune and reshape your fruit trees. But, leave pruning plum trees until the growing season as they can be susceptible to silver leaf fungus
- Move container-grown plants to a sheltered spot in the garden to protect them from strong winds and frost
- Plant out winter bedding in pots or flower beds
- Relocate around any shrubs before the ground gets too cold and hard
- Clear out water butts ready to collect any winter rain
November plant of the moment
Take a look at which plants will look their best in your garden right now.
How to plant a fruit bush
Find out how to grow and care for your own fruit bush here because November is the time to plant one.
How to maintain your lawn in autumn
As the days get cooler and shorter it’s the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the following season.
Expert lawn advice for November
Read our blog on how to care for your lawn like an expert this month.
How to care for garden birds in autumn
As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to fall, find out how you can help the birds in your garden over autumn.
How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden
Find out how you can do your bit for the hedgehog population by making a home for them in your garden.