November's Garden


Now is the time to get your garden ready for winter. Perennials that have fallen over and gone into winter dormancy can be cut back to a few inches above the soil. Any that are still standing and looking lovely, leave, they’ll provide interest for us and a habitat for bugs. Tulips and Narcissi that you’ve bought can be planted. If squirrels are a problem make sure you cover any planted pots with chicken wire, harder to protect in the beds but I find re-covering over with fallen leaves can distract the fluffy-tailed thieves. Then mulch! A nice thick layer of peat-free organic matter on your beds will keep in the warmth and limit weeds for the Spring.