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    WILL
HART’S GARDENING DIARY

   

NOVEMBER

 


FRUIT


 


·        

Complete picking of all but the very late apples
and pears.

 


·        

Ventilate the fruit store at night to bring down
temperature.

 


·        

Ensure the fruit cage is closed and the netting
is in good order.

 


·        

Plant new trees and bushes as soon as possible
and prune after planting.

 


·        

Root prune over vigorous trees after leaf fall.

 


·        

Immediately after leaf fall prune established
apples and pears.

 


·        

Complete pruning blackberries and hybrid berries.

 


·        

Complete pruning of raspberries, check supports
and wires and ensure canes are securely tied.

 


·        

Prune currants and gooseberries, take cuttings
from healthy bushes.

 


·        

Weed strawberries, remove runners. Remove old and
dead foliage from perpetuals.

 


·        

In cold districts loosely bundle the new canes of
blackberries and hybrid berries together and tie to a wire for winter
protection.

 


·        

Inspect apples and pears for canker and treat-
spray severely infected trees according to manufacturer’s instructions.

 


·        

Spray peaches and nectarines against peach leaf
curl just before leaf fall if not already done.

 

 


LAWNS


 


·        

If weather is mild and dry then set blades of the
mower high and cut the lawn occasionally.

 


·        

Clear away leaves from lawns.

 


·        

Brush away worm casts.

 


·        

Good month for laying turf.


GARDENING BY MONTH


Gardening in January

Gardening in February
Gardening in March
Gardening in April
Gardening in May
Gardening in June
Gardening in July
Gardening in August
Gardening in September
Gardening in October
Gardening in November


Gardening in December

The above helpful advice
has been reproduced by kind permission of Will Hart, whose experience
includes working for Blackburn Rovers FC (as a groundsman at their
Training Ground, Academy and Ewood Park), for the Sultan of Oman (at
his French residence in Fontainebleau, south of Paris) at the 1999 Martell
Grand National at Aintree and for a variety of different sized local
gardens and estates.  Impressive credentials I am sure you will
agree!


 

 

 

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