Wrap up warm!
The seasons are changing, and winter is definitely on is way!
There’s a crisp chill in the air now November’s here. The leaves are turning beautiful rich shades of red, frosts are about to arrive and any last signs of summer are fading. It’s time to start preparing for the colder 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
- Bare root fruit, roses, hedging and trees are available for planting
- Start to protect tender plants from frosts
- Start planting your bulbs
- Continue to feed the birds
- Winter bedding season is now in full swing
- Apply autumn lawn care
- Take hardwood cuttings now, such as Cornus and Forsythia
- Move shrubs and trees now if necessary as they’re dormant
The winter months are nearly upon us and it is important to ensure your garden is protected from frosts, winds and water logging. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to frost protection. You don’t always have to splash out on fleece jackets, a plastic bag or even an old bed sheet will do the trick! Lift your pots up on pot feet to stop water logging, and if necessary wrap in hessian to protect roots from frost (especially olives). Keep paths and patios moss free to avoid accidents too.
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, providing colour like no other shrub at this time. The unique lustrous berries are fantastic used in seasonal wreaths and decorations.
Look out for this plant in your local garden centre today!
So keep warm this month and enjoy your garden with Hollybeck.
We have everything you need to keep your garden looking amazing this autumn.
Leaves may be falling, but that doesn’t mean your garden can’t be spectacular this autumn/winter. We have a vast choice of colourful evergreens to choose from. Look out for vibrant berries this month too!
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