Well, here we are again, a month in lockdown! Spend some extra time in the garden.
Once the annuals and perennials die away evergreens come into their own. Try to have a variety of shades, leaf shapes and textures to give your garden interest in the winter.
This is the time now when deciduous shrubs and trees can be dug up and moved or bare rooted varieties can be purchased for planting.
1) Carry out winter digging or forking over
2) Cut lawns with raised blades as long as it keeps growing
3) Collect leaves to make leaf mould and potting compost
4) Plant and move bare-root trees, shrubs, roses and hedging
5) Take hardwood cuttings of easy shrubs, roses and soft fruit bushes
6) Continue planting tulips and hyacinths
7) Plant garlic
8) Continue planting fruit trees
9) Plant summer fruiting raspberry canes
8) Plant bare-root plants towards the end of the month
9) Cut back tall shrubs e.g. lavatera and buddleja davidii
10) Prune late flowering climbing roses and repeat flowering old-fashioned roses
11) Plant spring cabbages and overwintering onion sets
Happy Gardening !!!