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5 gardening jobs November 17-23

Ivy fruit forming
Ivy fruit forming
Dying Rodgersia and sedge leaves around the pond

Tidy up around ponds

Around ponds, remove the last of the dead foliage. You can still divide hardy waterlilies and cut back overgrown marginal plants.

Overwintering bananas, ginger and tender bulbs

Protect tender plants

Tender plants should already have been brought into a frost-free greenhouse until the risk of frost has passed.

Astrantia Buckland

Last chance to divide perennials

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

George – more interested in grass than birds

Cut back grasses

Ornamental grasses and bamboos can be cut back and tidied up.

Verbascum bombyciferum is suitable for root cuttings

Take root cuttings

Root cuttings can be taken now and throughout winter. Papaver (perennial poppies), Verbascum (mullein) and Phlox are suitable examples.

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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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