Derry gardening tips for November
“As winter season strategies it can be challenging to get enthusiastic and out into the backyard garden when it’s chilly, darker and moist. But it can be superior to get out in the new air, just be guaranteed and wrap up appropriately.
“We may be nicely into the second 50 % of November, but there’s even now time to plant Spring bulbs into pots or straight into the floor. Definitely Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths other versions these kinds of as Snowdrop and Crocus really should have currently been planted and will also be almost impossible to supply everywhere now at this late stage. Regardless of whether you are planting into pots or into the ground the planting depths will be the exact, this is helpful to use if you are planting in levels, or ‘lasagne planting’ which appears to be a hip phrase utilized now. I would plant Tulip bulbs 8 inches deep, Daffodil bulbs 6 inches deep and Hyacinths 4 inches deep. Snowdrop and Crocus really should also be planted all around 4 inches deep too. At the danger of sounding patronising, plant the bulb with the pointy stop sticking up and the flat base downwards. Include your bulbs with soil and firm them in without the need of compacting the soil or compost too restricted. Come Spring, you will have a beautiful exhibit.
“Traditionally, most gardeners will prune their roses all-around the center of March but aged school gardeners will also give them a prune mid November way too. The rationale for this was to halt the plant rocking again and forth in winter winds, loosening the soil and letting rain down by to the roots which then could freeze or just waterlog the soil, and, as roses are dormant in Winter season, they is not going to be drinking up any of this excess drinking water. It might be tempting to go away them as they are in particular following a gentle number of months and some roses are even now blooming but they will gain from a prune even if it is just a rapid trim leaving 50 % to just one third of the plant. Make sure and elevate all the leaves and trimmings from all-around the bottom of your roses to give diseases nowhere to cover and thrive.
“Most of us will have put the lawnmower absent into the again of the shed now until Spring again and won’t give the lawn a 2nd believed. But in actuality this is the time of 12 months when the garden desires a little bit of assist, decrease sunshine and shorter days imply considerably less pure mild, put together with chilly and moist ailments means much less photosynthesis can take put. Though grass doesn’t put on the exact advancement around Autumn and Winter season it nevertheless advantages from an Autumn feed. These are bigger in potash and phosphates which inspire root development as opposed to higher nitrogen feeds you would get in Spring/Summertime which give lush, very long, environmentally friendly grass. Yet another little idea for any one with pots and planters in their gardens is to clear away the saucers from beneath, this is to stop your plants sitting in saturated compost or soil in excess of the winter season months. Eliminate the saucers and place a few of sticks or slim boards under the pots to hold the drainage gap crystal clear so they can continue to drain away surplus h2o.