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November

Garden Highlights

BULBS: Cyclamen hederofolium (hardy cyclamen), Nerine bowdenii (nerine)

PERENNIALS: Iris unguicularis (algerian iris), Gentiana sino-ornata (gentian), liriope muscarii (lily turf), Schizostylis coccinea (kaffer lily), Serratula coccinea (knapweed)

CLIMBERS: Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine)

SHRUBS: Callicarpa bodiniera (beautyberry), Calluna vulgaris (heather), Cotinus coggygria (smokebush), Erica cineria (scotch heath, bell heather), Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' (peegee hydrangea), Spartium junceum (spanish broom)

TREES: Magnolia grandiflora (southern magnolia)

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Annuals, perennials and bulbs

• keep deadheading annuals and perennials and save seed pods of flowers you with to propagate
• divide perennials and plant new ones
• plant peopnies this month and next
• when leaves of gladiolas turn brown, the corms can be lifted and sun dried for ten days. Store in a cool, well ventilated, frost free place
• plant poppies and cornflowers now for early summer flowering
•plant out wall flowers and add lime to soil
• begin planting spring-flowering bulbs. Shop early for best selection. Pot up some for flowering indoors

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

• prune summer flowering heathers
• give hedges a final light trim
• prepare soil for planting trees and shrubs in fall

Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

• keep harvesting friuts and vegetables. Pull up tomato plants by the end of the month. Unripened fruit will ripen indoors
• keep sowing winter vegetables - lettuce, spinach, swiss chard and kale. Thin out earlier sowings

Lawns

• plant new lawns and/or renovate old ones, sowing seed on bare patches
• rake lawn to keep free of leaves. Wire rake ti get rid of thatch build up and areate if necessary

 

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