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Remember, remember there’s gardening to be done in November!

Autumn is well and truly here! The leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in and there is a definite chill in the air. Our gardens have not yet begun the dormant stage, and so there is plenty to be doing in your garden this month.

Here are our top tips;

  • Continue to clear away fallen leaves, especially from the lawn and ponds. Why not use the leaves to make your own compost or leaf mould.
  • Plant spring cabbage and onion sets now
  • Take cuttings of evergreen shrubs
  • Plant bare root roses now, there is a great selection of varieties to choose from at this time.
  • You still have time to apply an autumn feed and moss killer to your lawn so apply it now!
  • Install grease bands now to avoid winter moth damage
  • Plant any spring flowering bulbs for a stunning display next year. This month is the best time to plant Tulips
  • Cut back perennials that have died down
  • Cut back on feeding fish in the pond
  • Reduce watering of houseplants

Even though winter is ahead of us, you can still cheer up your garden with some colourful annuals. There is a great choice of bedding plants to choose from this month including pansies, violas, cyclamen, wallflowers and many more. By adding some small evergreen shrubs to your hanging baskets and pots you will have colour and interest all year round, and when they grow too big for the container, simply plant them out into the garden for evergreen colour year after year.

 

Quote of the Month

‘Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbour’s motorized garden tiller. If your neighbour does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one’. Dave Barry, Insane City

A new and exciting plant to be looking out for this month is the new variety of Helleborus called ‘Winter Passion’. This variety bears creamy white flowers from December through to March. With dark green, glossy foliage, this clump forming semi-evergreen perennial is an ideal option for a shady border. Look out for this new variety in your local garden centre.

Looking for some festive colour? Look no further than the Skimmia ‘Godries Little Ruby’. A stunning dwarf variety of Skimmia, reaching 40cm in height. Bright red berries will smother the rich green foliage from July through to the following March! It doesn’t get much better than that for colour and interest that is long lasting.

 

Wrap up warm and enjoy your garden his November.

Helleborus ‘Winter Passion’

Skimmia ‘Godries Little Ruby’

Remember, remember your garden this November

We have a fantastic array of colourful autumn and winter shrubs to fill your garden with colour and interest this November. Browse the vast range of evergreen shrubs including Leucothoe, Skimmia, Helleborus, Sarcococca and much more!

Enjoy double points on all purchases* on the 4th and 5th November. *Does not include clearance items or events.

Start your Christmas shopping or treat yourself with our 10% discount weekend! Enjoy 10% off all* purchases in the garden centre from Friday 24th to Monday 27th November. *Does not include reduced items.

We have everything you need for a stunning garden this month at Hollybeck. Treat yourself and brighten up your cold November mornings with a delicious hot drink in The Topiary Tearoom.

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October was a very special month for Lauren - it was her wedding day! She tells us that she and husband Michael had a wonderful time, and are looking forward to a belated honeymoon across the pond in Canada.

Congratulations from all in Woodborough!