Gardening tips for December

Why not create your own home-made decorations using holly and fir branches for beautiful table displays and decorations as there’s not much to do in the garden, but do keep a watchful eye on things. Merry Christmas.

Things to do this month

  • Check greenhouse heaters working OK.
  • Prevent ponds and stand pipes from freezing.
  • Prune open-grown apple and pears, but not those against walls.
  • Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas.
  • Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops.
  • Be mindful of mice eating any stored produce.

 

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