Make the most of spells of good weather to pre­pare your gar­den for next year. sug­gests some key jobs to do in your gar­den now

Vi­vian Kathy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES -

THERE are of­ten dry and sunny days dur­ing Novem­ber and the win­ter months, so en­joy some time in your gar­den. If you in­tend to cre­ate new flowerbeds, lawns or have a veg­etable patch, this is the ideal time to dig the ground. Don’t dig if it is frosty or if the soil is so wet it sticks to your boots.

Novem­ber to March is also the time to plant bare-root de­cid­u­ous trees, shrubs and roses. Bare-root plants are grown in the ground and then dug up when dor­mant and sup­plied with­out soil. They are cheaper than those raised in pots, so are use­ful for those on a tight bud­get and with larger spa­ces to fill. Sup­pli­ers can be found on the in­ter­net or via mail-or­der.

Novem­ber is the time to plant tulip bulbs. When plant­ing in clay soil, set on a layer of grit and treat

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