Winter-Ready

Is Your Garden Winter Ready?

We love Winter! Christmas trees, Hellebores, Ponsettia and Holly we love all the Winter plants! But what about your already planted and established Spring garden? It goes into hiding over the Winter months and being Winter-ready is a real investment for a show stopping display in Spring and Summer. Usually, the best time to get Winter ready is in late …

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Things to do in December

Feed the birds in cold weather and try prevent ponds, water features and bird baths from freezing. Continue winter digging, incorporating organic matter into the soil and repair lawns, sheds and fences if weather conditions allow. Prune woody, ornamental plants and fruit trees and bushes Prune ornamental vines and grape vines Shake snow off trees, shrubs and hedges to avoid …

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Things to do in October

  Rake up fallen leaves and pile them to make leafmould. Continue clearing the garden and bin or burn anything displaying fungal infection. Dig over empty areas of soil and make new lawns from turf. Tidy ponds of any leaf matter and remove pumps for the winter. Finish planting evergreen shrubs and take hardwood cuttings from all the shrubs and …