Here are some jobs you can do in your garden in November in the UK:
- Plant spring bulbs: November is the perfect time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. The soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth, but cool enough to prevent the bulbs from starting to grow shoots.
- Clear leaves: Rake up fallen leaves and add them to your compost pile. This helps to prevent the leaves from becoming a slip hazard, and also reduces the risk of fungal diseases developing on the lawn.
- Clean tools: Before storing your gardening tools for the winter, clean and oil them to prevent rust and damage. This helps to keep your tools in good condition, so they are ready to use when you need them next year.
- Prune trees and shrubs: Remove dead or damaged branches and thin out crowded growth to improve air circulation. This can help to prevent the spread of disease and also encourages healthy new growth in the spring.
- Protect tender plants: As the temperature drops, it’s important to protect any tender plants from frost damage. Cover them with a layer of fleece or move them to a sheltered spot.
- Clean up: Remove any diseased plant material and debris from your garden to prevent pests and diseases from overwintering. This can help to prevent problems in the spring.
- Feed the birds: Provide food and water for birds that are overwintering in your area. This helps to support the local wildlife and can also help to reduce pest problems in your garden.
- Prepare for next year: Start planning and ordering seeds for next year’s garden, and make a list of any changes or improvements you want to make. This gives you plenty of time to get everything ready for the next growing season.