General garden tips
In November there is still so much to enjoy in the garden! We see evergreen leaves, trees and shrubs with their beautiful coloured berries, trees with a special bark – what excitement in the November garden!
To prepare your garden for winter we have listed a few chores for you:
- Cover all perennials with a layer of leaves, compost, or a mixture of compost and turf.
- Protect Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas around the base from the cold.
- Keep the soil around evergreens moist. Do not forget your non-deciduous hedge!
- Pack the graft union of Roses in straw or a mixture of compost and leaves or use rose collars.
- On standard Roses the graft and branches should be packed in straw or, not so pretty but very effective, a bin liner. This can be pulled over the rose and tied just under the graft. You can also buy special rose covers for this purpose.
- Tie high grasses like Pampas grass together and protect the root clump.
- Clean out pots, containers, and place them upside down.
- Empty the garden hose.
- Disconnect the outside tap.
- Make feeding places for the birds.