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Planting Frenzy

Plan B has been on a planting spree - 293 over 3 days across 2 sites. Admittedly, some were very small 2 litre pots, others though were 30 litre seven footers! Big or small though, they all need planting correctly so that they flourish and perform in their new home and a well planted garden needs big and small. Maybe not the best plan during rehab from a torn back tendon (golf!), but Autumn does present a great time to plant, particularly for established shrubs and trees. The ground is warm from our 'long hot summers' and the expected rainfall will help shrubs bed in over winter. Spring is also great for planting but remember it takes months for the ground to warm up after winter. So, after

Fab 5 Gardening Jobs to do in ... November

1. The days of BBQ's and even catching a sneaky espresso outside in the garden, I'm afraid are probably now gone. November is a good time to pack away gazebos, BBQ's, chairs, tables and benches.This will help preserve and maintain them, maybe give you a chance to clean them up and even apply a lick of paint, ready for 18. I tend to leave out 1 chair and small bistro table, just for those odd days when well wrapped up I can still enjoy a drink outside. 2. Winter veg - if you planted out your winter veg in spring and summer, now is the time to start the bountiful harvest. Cabbage, broccoli, brussels, kale and leeks, whatever takes your fancy, but do make sure you continue to tend to them. They