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Wrap up warm! The seasons are changing, and winter is most definitely on is way.

There is a definite chill in the air now November is here. The leaves have fallen, frosts have arrived and any last signs of summer have gone. It is time to start preparing for the cold months ahead. Take a look at our top tips for what you can be doing in your garden this month;

• Clear away any fallen leaves
• Fruit trees can be planted now
• Protect tender plants from frosts
• November is the best time to plant Tulip bulbs
• Continue to feed the birds
• Plant winter bedding plants
• Apply autumn lawn feed
• Take hardwood cuttings now, such as Cornus and Forsythia
• Move shrubs and trees now if necessary

The winter months are nearly upon us and it is important to ensure your garden is protected. If you are unsure whether to protect a particular plant or not, then always protect it. It is better safe than sorry when it comes to frost protection. You do not always have to splash out on fleece jackets, a plastic bag or even an old bed sheet will do the trick!

Plant of the Month

This month is dedicated to the striking Cornus. Well known for its mass of colourful stems that look magnificent amongst winter evergreen shrubs. Look out for varieties such as ‘Midwinter Fire’ and ‘Kesselringii’. If you are looking for a colourful statement plant this November, then look no further than Cornus.

Also Looking Good

The ‘Beauty Berry’ or Callicarpa is looking its best this month. Clusters of vibrant purple berries, smother this deciduous shrub throughout autumn, and provide colour like no other shrub at this time. Look out for this plant in your local garden centre today!

So keep warm this month and enjoy your garden with Hollybeck.

Callicarpa

Winter is Approaching!

We have everything you need to keep your garden looking its best this month here at Hollybeck! You can also treat yourself to a delicious treat in our Topiary Tearoom!

Join us on Thursday 1st Nov at 4pm for a seasonal talk by the fantastic Stewart Dixon. Stuart will be looking ahead to 2019! A cup of tea or coffee and a delicious piece of cake will be served upon arrival. £5.99 per person. Booking is essential.

Hollybeck is open 7 days a week
Find us halfway between Oxton and Southwell NG25 0RW Tel 0115 9655450 Email info@hollybeck.co.uk Visit www.hollybeck.co.uk

Cornus