The weather can be harsh this month so check stakes, ties and other garden supports for any damage. You might also want to move some plants to sunnier positions if possible. Heavy snowfall? Brush snow off conifers and hedges so the weight doesn’t cause damage.
Growing your own
Sow early crops (radishes, beetroot, spinach and lettuces) and tend undercover in a greenhouse, tunnel or on a windowsill inside.
Ventilate your greenhouse on sunny days. Even wedging open the door will allow circulation of air and will reduce humidity as plants need a fresh supply of CO2.
Repair and reshape lawn edges. They will keep their shape as the grass isn’t growing this time of year.
Carry on clearing paths of moss and leaves.
When soil conditions allow, continue to dig over beds and borders. Once the soil is workable, get the hoe out again.
Cover the roots of tender herbaceous perennials with a generous amount of dry mulch to protect these until the risk of frost has passed.
Don’t forget to keep feeding the birds.
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We hope that 2018 will be peaceful and full of prosperity.
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Winter rain and storms mean that there’s often tidying up to do somewhere. Check climbers haven’t blown away from the wall and use wall ties so the wind won’t damage them. There is also still time to plant tulip bulbs if the ground hasn’t frozen.
What to do in December
- Carry on digging over beds and borders, incorporating as much organic matter as you can.
- Clear patios, driveways and paths of slippery algae, moss, weeds and lichen, especially after a windy day. Keep clearing up any leaves so that slugs and snails can’t shelter underneath them. Add them to your leaf mould pile if you have one.
- Clean and insulate your greenhouse if you haven’t already. Cover glass on the inside with bubble wrap which keeps out the lower temperature but lets in the light.
- Clean and repair your garden tools. Repair fences, trellises and pergolas and treat timber with preservative or wood colouring when climbers have died away or lost their leaves.
A pile of debris is an attractive shelter for a hedgehog so always check thoroughly before burning.
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