Top Tips for November
Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year.
Plant out winter bedding.
Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks.
Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden.
Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting.
Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem.
Prune roses to prevent wind-rock.
Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubblewrap works well.
Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds.
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.
Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.
Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.