Our Plants of the Month for November
Cotoneaster 'Queen of Carpets'
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'
Ilex aquifolium 'J C van Tol'
Cornus sanguinea' Midwinter Fire'
Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver'
Erica arborea 'Alberts Gold'
Soggy, brown, collapsed plants are an eyesore and deserve nothing better than cutting back and a decent burial on the compost heap. Cut down herbaceous stems and clear the tatty remains of annuals, but do leave a little cover of the perennials that fade relatively elegantly (sedum, astilbes and grasses for example).