We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Wednesday August 22 , 2018

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

November Gardens

Posted by on in Gardening
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 4475
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

leaves-in-gardenIn early November you’ll still find some autumn coloured leaves on trees waiting to be blown off in a gust of wind. Late flowers like Chrysanthemums and Nerines and the odd Rose still provide us with a little colour and winter berries are hanging on until the birds eat them all! Later on in November the onset of winter will become more apparent with low clouds bringing rain and fog and all round dampness. It may not be that cold but winds can make it feel colder and, of course, we’ll start to see more frequent evening frosts.

Tidying up is still high on the gardening agenda this month – with leaves still falling you can gather them up to make leaf mould for next year.  Your lawn and most plants will suffer if leaves are not collected as they need all the sunlight they can get to stay healthy – if they’re not moved lying leaves will block out the light and in some cases covered plants will suffer from dieback. Also, clear away old stems and dead foliage to make everywhere look tidier; this also prevents slugs and snails settling it to a new home.

You’ll need to bring your non-frost-proof pots and tender plants inside if you don’t have a greenhouse or cold frame to insulate them. If they are too heavy to move wrap pots with hessian or bubble wrap and any plant pots you can move do so – huddle them all together near a house wall preferably south facing which will retain the sun’s warmth. Don’t forget to remove any saucers if you’ve not already done so and lift any pots off the ground by using decorative feet or similar; this provides better drainage and stops the plants getting waterlogged.

November is a great month to plant new trees, shrubs and roses and if you’ve been thinking about wanting to move any around your garden – now is the time. Remember any you do move will need to have as much soil kept on the roots as is possible and make sure they have a really good watering in and lots of organic mulch on the top. If they are large plants make sure you stake them and keep them well watered.

For something different consider converting part of your flower or pleasure garden into a productive area – if care is taken with the design and choice of vegetables they can look really lovely. It might seem like quite a big project but by doing it this month you will be ready for spring. Make sure you can get around all sides of your vegetable beds and that they’re no wider than 1.2m so you can reach everywhere without treading on the soil!

 

0

Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

Author's recent posts

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

garden room Seed sowing Achillea September garden HTA spring garden lawn care Levens Hall summer garden December garden Toby Buckland Greenhouse rosemary scented shrubs Kelmarsh Hall Lawrence Johnston National Trust blue Rachel de Thame November garden RHS Hampton Court doddington hall cottage gardens hosepipe sorbus Fleece BBC October garden Euphorbia pollinating insects April garden water conservation Matt James NSALG timber Joe Swift Chelsea Physic Garden saving water Crocus Snowdrops March garden National Gardening Week Capability Brown Kew Gardens cyclamen Highgrove Carol Klein gravel Buxus August garden bulbs Urban Heat Island Wisley drought Cosmos astrosanguineus colour in your garden GYO Joseph Banks herbaceous borders CorTen February Phyllostachys nigra January garden February garden Great British Garden Revival June garden ash rococo London pests watering garden focal points bees wild flowers Acuba Spring shrubs kerb-side appeal roof gardens RHS Malvern patio Sophie Raworth Garden Planning pollinators green spaces Futurescape Laurel Jekka McVicar Absorb pollution Cambridge botanical garden topiary terracota sunflowers Gardeners World plants cottage garden Herb courtyard Stoneleigh Alan Titchmarsh spring bulbs watering can Briza maxima acer Monty Don movement in the garden Winter shrubs roof garden Charlie Dimmock Urban Heat Island Effect winner CorTen steel Kensington Roof Garden Hosta water butt winter garden build RHS Tatton Park autumn garden composting Alys Fowler Berberis grow your own July garden reclaimed materials birch Geranium Malvern Hills legacy gift deer Cut flowers Perennial planning your garden Selfridges Roof Garden alpines bulb display recycled materials New York Highline herbs snow garden hydroponic Bamboo twitter grey water eco-friendly Cloches edible garden show Ilex gardening on tv Nicki Jackson hard landscaping ha ha front garden Malvern Spring Show Ashwood Nurseries Trees career in horticulture garden design poppies rainwater harvesting plant pots sound in the garden garden design trends elm vertical garden Daffodils unity house plants Birmingham Library Chelsea Flower Show Horticulture Berginia Floating Paradise Gardens of London James Wong structure water form Echinacea heatwave John Massey Mrs Loudon Stone Lane Gardens Joanna Lumley Shrubs Lantra water feature Hidcote sweat peas Wildflowers Decking pond traditional style Narcissus Prince Harry HNC Moss Bank Park Taxus Herb garden Blue Daisy kitchen garden show gardens surfaces Coastal plants repetition wildlife rock gardens RHS Chelsea RHS women and work award Events & Shows Chris Beardshaw Tom Hart-Dyke contemporary productive garden ornamental grasses Horticultural stonemarket paving garden design tip Horticulturalist Glasshouse May garden basil garden advice at home

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.