Don't give up on the garden. Even though the days are shorter, there is still plenty of scope for getting out in the garden. Make the most of the bright weather to prepare your garden for winter. Here are a few things to be getting on with:
To make soil workable for the spring, fork over exposed areas. Give birds some water to drink and splash in, keeping an eye out to see that it doesn't freeze over. They will be grateful for restocked feeders and bird tables with nuts and seeds.
It's a good time to plant crab apples so long as it's not too frosty. Other planting for empty patches in your garden are holly bushes, or a Christmas box, which is shrub with black berries followed by white flowers. The Skimmia bush is a favourite which has lots of flower buds around now. The Mahonia is spiky but has glorious sprays of fragrant yellow flowers.
Once you’ve finished all your jobs for December, clean up your garden tools and perhaps drop a few hints about new ones for Christmas!
If you don’t want to sweep up dropped needles, opt for a needle retentive tree. These cut trees are available at here Garsons. To keep your cut tree looking at its best:
We also stock fresh seasonal wreathes, available plain and decorated. And don’t forget a poinsettia for indoors, they make great gifts, along with cyclamen and orchids.
Until next month, happy gardening and merry Christmas!