December gardening

Christmas Pine Tree

TOP TEN GARDEN JOBS FOR THIS MONTH

 

Fill bird feeders and provide feed for wildlife in the garden. 

 

Top up fresh water for birds and other wildlife daily in the frosty weather. Logs or piles of old wood make a great Winter shelter.

 

Cut berried winter shrubs and evergreen foliage, such as holly, for festive decorations.

 

Move less hardy plants to a sheltered spot or provide an insulation layer. Raise pots off the ground with pot feet.

 

Move houseplants onto a windowsill in the day time to get as much sunlight as possible in the Winter months.

 

Clear fallen leaves from lawns and ponds. Add these to the compost pile or bin.

 

Check tree ties and support for tall plants. Ensure they are firm enough to withstand the Winter storms. 

 

Prune wisteria, some fruit trees, roses and acers. 

 

Continue to cut the lawn as it grown but raise the height of the mower blades. 

 

Turn your compost heap to mix it up and help the contents decompose.

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