November planting

Halloween is done and dusted and Bonfire Night has fizzled out si it’s time to look to November planting. With Winter on its way, the wind has picked up so consider planting bigger plants a little deeper to stop them uprooting or stake them. It won’t be long until we get the first frosts so any soft plants will need covered in plant fleece or brought inside at night.

Planting

You still have some time to plant spring bulbs. Think tulips, daffodils, crocus’ and bluebells for some great spring colour. Alternatively, you can create a lasagne pot. Have a look at the video on our Facebook and Instagram pages on how to create this pot that will brighten up your Spring after a long winter.

Now is a great time for hellebores. These vibrantly coloured flowers, also known as ‘winter roses’, can survive a Scottish winter and continue to provide colour through the darker months.

If you fancy recreating a bit of the ‘Good Life’, then it’s time to start planting bare root fruit trees. The coming months will give them time to bed in and you can reap the rewards in Autumn 2022. We’re thinking chutneys, desserts and cider!

Talking of trees, you can plant them now too. The sooner you plant them the longer they have to take root and cope with the cold winter winds. You’ll be rewarded with stunning blooms and colours.

Last but by no means least, bare root roses can also be planted now. By planting now you’ll get months of beautiful colour come the Spring. There are a variety that you can plant just now including climbers, bushes and hybrid teas.

If you have any questions then do pop in, we’re delighted to help!

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