November Gardens in St Albans and Harpenden

November 3rd 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
November Gardens in St Albans and Harpenden

Winter is well and truly here and the wind and the rain are likely to stay for a bit. Your St Albans or Harpenden garden may not be at its best but there are still a couple of things you can do to help it through the winter and prepare it for Spring.
Most of the leaves are off the trees now, so it’s time to clear them from the lawn and the boarders. Don’t forget to pull them out of the pond if you have one. If you are allowed a bonfire it is time to get rid of those last bits of Autumn debris that can’t be mulched or composted.
Your more tender plants will need protecting from the oncoming frosts, gales and freezing rains. If you can move tender plants into a greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots in a bit of bubble wrap or fleece. It’s not a bad idea to raise any pots you plan to leave outside to prevent waterlogging.
You might want to be planting out your winter bedding plants and it really is time to get those tulip bulbs in for a lovely spring display next year.  Whether you like a formal or informal display in your borders, tulips make ideal bedding plant combined with annual or biennial planting and make a wonderful display in containers.
Don’t forget winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so now is the time to start putting out supplies and keep them topped up.