Gardening in November
Pruning and Training
A good month for planting or moving roses, too. Cut them well back to stop wind-rock and to encourage strong new growth next year.
Fix some wire hoops around multi-stemmed conifers in snowy areas to stop sudden heavy falls spraining the stems under the weight of snow.
Where diseases are a problem on roses, collect up all the fallen leaves you can find and burn them. Pick off any remaining few on the plants too.
Pot up a few primroses or polyanthus from the garden, and watch them flower early indoors.
Pots or containers of evergreens which are to stand out through the winter can usefully have a layer of bubble-wrap tied around them, for the sake of
Make sure alpines and cushion plants are free of fallen leaves which can cause moulds, bald patches and even death, especially in cold wet weather.
Tender perennials will benefit from a covering of some sort, to keep the worst of the winter cold from the crown and roots. Anything will do, from bracken and ferns, to leylandii prunings, to sand or even a cloche.
If you have a heavy soil or a clay soil, dig the ground (when it is as dry as possible) and leave it rough, so the frost can break is down and make it friable for next season. – Greenfingers.com