The Gardening Year Nov 2019

November

Cutting back for winter

Now that the falling leaves have left trees bare, use it as an opportunity to tidy up and clear away any unwanted branches, being sure to remove any dead wood along the way. In addition, prune any fruit bushes and trees whilst they are dormant, to control their size and encourage fruiting. WOLF-Garten offer a wide range of loppers to help with your specific cutting requirements.

It is also an ideal time to make your last lawn edging cut of the season. Use the multi-changeĀ® Lawn Edge Iron to separate any overhanging grass from the edge of your lawn. It can be useful to use a long board to act as a ruler and ensure you do not go off course and quickly produce a sharp lawn edge.

If you are planning to light a bonfire, be sure to check it carefully before lighting in case there are any hedgehogs or other wildlife sheltering inside. It is always worthwhile keeping an eye on all garden wildlife through the winter months by leaving out food, keeping bird baths topped up with water and keeping bird feeders clean.