December Gardening Blog
Is it really December already? The temperatures are finally starting to feel like Winter, the shops are packed with tinsel and mince pies, plus the kids have already got quite a few ideas on what Santa will bring them this year. December is a super busy time for us all, but it’s also a time when we can bring all the family together, have a few days rest and not feel too guilty for eating one more slice of fruit cake.
Thankfully in quite a busy month there are only a few things you need to do in the Garden to ensure it is protected against the frosts!
• Any terracotta pots that you have, bring them inside to stop any cracking from happening
• Add some Winter colour with pansies, violas, bellis and hellebores
• Tidy up any fallen leaves as they could be sheltering slugs and other pests
• As it is getting colder birds will find it hard to find food, so make sure you purchase some bird feeders filled with food, we have loads to choose from on our website!
• Move plants into a sheltered spot as conditions get colder and frosty
• If you have climbing roses, prune them from now until February
Fruit and Veg
- • If you are wanting to plant fruit trees, plant thornless blackberries, this will give you easy pickings of lovely fruits
• Clear out any old crops and compost any healthy debris
• If you are growing Brussel Sprouts for the festive period, make sure they are secure and do not fall over in the winds
- • Monitor the heat of your greenhouse so temperatures don’t get too low or too high
- • Take your hyacinths indoors to flower and place these in a cool, bright spot
- • To prevent any diseases from breading, make sure to keep your greenhouse as dry as possible and do not overwater your plants
- • Move any houseplants to a sunny windowsills
- • If you have planted cyclamen, water them from below and regularly deadhead them to allow more growth
OUR TOP OFFERS THIS MONTH
- Glass Baubles, buy 3 for £5!
- Black Friday savings continue in store and online
- We have an extra 20% off all Artificial trees, ends Sunday 4th December. Offer only valid in store.
We are pleased to tell you, our cut Christmas Trees have been price locked from last year. Our netting is also biodegradable, so you can be safe in the knowledge you are doing your bit for the environment too!
TOYS & GIFTS
- Yankee Candle reed diffusers are now £14.99 reduced from the RRP: £21.99. Available in Clean Cotton, Fluffy Towels and Midnight Jasmine.
- Lego Harry Potter offers, the perfect gifts for Christmas! The Ministry of Magic, now only £65.99 or Dumbledores Office now only £54.99!
- Our Christmas toys for your furry friends are now in stock!
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