Hedges & Shrubs
A hedge can provide an attractive natural boundary to your property, or be used to separate different areas of the garden, As well as providing a natural windbreak, it can also be a home to many species of birds giving them shelter from predators and providing an ideal nesting place for many.
Whatever the type of hedge; conifer, evergreen of deciduous, it will need trimming through the year in order to look it's best. Note that it is an offence under The Wildlife and Countryside Act to disturb nesting birds. Always check first for birds nests before trimming hedges and shrubs.
Just Plants provide a reliable hedge cutting and shrub pruning service throughout the year, as well as winter pruning of apple and pear trees.
Tasks for November:
Bare root deciduous hedging, trees and shrubs should be planted as soon as possible, before their roots dry out. They can be stood in a bucket of water for a couple of days, or temporarily heeled into the soil for longer periods if tconditions are unsuitable for final planting.
November is a good time to transplant any trees or shrubs growing in the 'wrong' position. However, established plants may not have a large enough root ball dug up to allow successful re planting.
Many deciduous hedges, shrubs and trees can be pruned this month and throughout their dormant season. It is easier to see what needs pruning once the leaves have fallen. However, cherries and plums must NOT be pruned through the winter months as they are vulnerable to silver leaf disease. Evergreen plants are best left now until the spring