London friends - come and visit us at The Chelsea Barracks Spring Fair from 22nd-25th May. See you there!

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.