November, has arrived. The start of a 5 month dormant period, during which plant growth starts to slow up, waiting to burst into life again once warmer growing conditions prevail in the spring.

The soil can remain warm and being a damper month, conditions become perfect for planting Trees and shrubs, especially Deciduous varieties. By doing this now, the roots have time to settle in, giving them the best possible head start. Great time to plant Hedges too!

Early in the month is also when hardier bulbs like Tulips, can be planted out.

There's still also time for us to repaint your shed and fence, as long as weather conditions allow.