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5 gardening jobs November 10-16

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Canary Island palm is hardy – but the ceramic pot isn’t!

Protect containers from frost

Large tubs that are at risk of cracking in the frost should be covered with bubble wrap, hessian or fleece, to insulate them over the winter, especially if they contain borderline hardy plants.

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Rose James Galway and golden hop

Plant roses

It is an ideal time to plant roses. Avoid planting in areas where roses were previously growing otherwise new introductions may suffer from replant diseases (rose sickness).

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Cut back shrubs pruned hard in spring like Buddleja davidii

Prune shrubs

Shrubs normally pruned hard in spring – such as Buddleja davidii, Cornus alba, and Lavatera – can be cut back by half now, to prevent wind rock.

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Globe artichoke

Herbaceous perennial care

Lift and divide overgrown clumps of herbaceous perennials, or leave them until spring (I’d do this). Cover borderline hardy plants with fleece sacks to protect them from the worst of any winter weather, especially if still young.

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Make use of fallen leaves – if they’re disease free

Keep your garden filth free

Garden hygiene is vital to help control and prevent disease. Rake up and NEVER compost infected leaves, such as black spot on roses, or scab on apples and pears.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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