What needs doing this month

                                   Jobs for November.


Plant out tulip bulbs in the garden or in a pot of multi-purpose compost, making sure bulbs are at least 10cm below soil surface, shoots will appear in spring.


Clean seed trays, plant pots and garden tools by removing all soil and debris, washing and drying them ready for next spring.


Prune blackcurrant bushes - cut out the oldest branches near the base and any weak spindly stems, then fork the surrounding soil and apply a mulch.

Remove any yellowing leaves from Brussels sprouts, cabbages and other brassicas, left to rot on the plant risks the spread of grey mould.