THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH
1Prune back roses to prevent wind rock, which can dislodge roots and damage branches through rubbing.
2If it’s not been done already, bring in delicate plants such as lemon trees and bird of paradise flower ( Strelitzia) in areas affected by frost. The French use St Catherine’s Day on 25 November as a useful deadline.
3Ensure a plentiful supply of food and water for visiting birds. Keep an eye on water when temperatures drop and break through any ice that forms.