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November News - Autumn Chills

Monday, November 26, 2018

With November’s shorter days and chill in the air, it’s time to think about tidying up your garden for winter. The trees are still an array of beautiful colours, but the leaves are falling rapidly helped along by strong winds and rain. Enjoy the remaining autumn flowering plants, and beautiful leaf colours. Keep bird feeders stocked up as food and berries start to dwindle.

Plantwatch

Hellebore Christmas Rose – dark green leaves contrasting with delicate white flowers


Skimmia japonica Rubella – evergreen compact shrub with pretty red flower buds lasting all winter

 

 

Good time to…

Prune back roses to prevent root rock

Leaf clearance – try to keep them off lawns

Cut back and tidy flowerbeds

Plant some winter bedding for colour – cyclamen, heather, skimmia and dogwood

 

Gardens in the News

It’s National Tree Week from 24 November to 2 December, celebrating trees across the country. Lots of community events are taking place.

RHS Wisley is holding their Glow 2018 event with light installations and illuminations around the gardens. Book tickets from 4pm from 1 December to 2 January.

 

Company News

New garden maintenance contracts for private houses in Wimbledon Village and Coombe Hill

Winter bedding planting project under way at iconic South Bank apartment block

 

Please do get in touch for any of your gardening needs

Best wishes

Toby and The Urban Gardeners team