1. CLEAR FALLEN FRUIT & LEAVES
Although it can be food for hedgehogs, fallen fruit encourages vermin so leave a little for a short period of time but once the cold sets in remove it so it isn't food for rats and mice which wont hibernate. Fallen leaves should be removed and either composted in such a way that they will kill of unwanted pathogens, burnt or where facilities exist sent with the green waste for composting.
2. NEW PLANTING SCHEMES
Plan and implement new planting schemes, Bare root and root balled plants will become available over the coming months, these can often offer a more affordable option. Especially when you are considering a larger specimen tree or longer lengths of hedging.
3. PRUNE FRUIT TREES
It may the first prune of the year or a second, but there is still chance to prune Apples or pears. It could be a tidy up of a snapped bough from over fruiting, a general reshape or just to re-visit an earlier job. However DO NOT PRUNE stone fruit, cherries, plums and Gauges, anything with "Prunus" in the name will suffer silver leaf and canker if they are pruned now.
4. CONIFERS & EVERGREENS
To keep on top of a conifer hedge or bush we recommend trimming twice a year, Now is a good time for the second trim, to them looking good until the spring. This could also help to minimise any damage done if we do have any snow over the winter.
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