November has arrived and the weather is a little wetter and starting to get much colder. Most of the jobs in the garden are preventative actions to help keep your lawn and garden looking neat and tidy. One easy task is to empty your water butts and give them a good clean to ensure all harmful bacteria is killed before they are filled up with winter rain.
Perennial plants that are beginning to look past their best, need to be cut right down, and remember to clear away all of the remains and add them to your compost heap. Plant your spring bulbs now, the earlier the better in November, ensuring they are planted at the depth indicated on the packet. Bulbs like daffodils and tulips offer a great, vibrant display of colour in early spring.
As temperatures fall remember the birds and animals are in need of food and water. Leave out nuts and fat balls, keeping them regularly topped up and in the same place, so the animals know where to come each day.