If you are considering planting bare-rooted trees and shrubs this winter make sure the ground is prepared and in suitable condition for planting. You may need to spray off or clear weeds and other vegetation to ensure a clean planting area and add a suitable soil improver or fresh top soil if required.

November marks the start of the bare-root planting season of trees and hedge plants. Finalise your thoughts and ideas for your new scheme and place orders with a reputable British grower to make sure you secure the stock of your choice.

Aim to complete planting bulbs in woodlands and gardens this month.