For gardeners, December is all about two things – keeping the garden looking tidy, and preparing for next year’s planting! Take a look at this month’s top tips below.
Birds can be of great help when it comes to keeping unwanted creepy crawlies away from roses.
Placing a bird feeder close to roses encourages birds to hunt for the pests.
Berry producing plants, holly and spruce all make great decorations for Christmas.
Cut branches off for use in wreaths, garlands or on your tree. The possibilities are endless!
If you love sprucing up the front of your home with hanging baskets, you can achieve the same outcome with wreaths in December!
A December and Christmas staple, every door looks better with a wreath.
Fresh and artificial wreaths available in store – including equipment to make or decorate your own.
Have you had a crack at growing your own sprouts this year? They can start to get heavy at this time of year. If you notice them starting to lean, make sure to tie them to a cane or similar.
Frost can quickly damage and crack hoses, taps and hose attachments at this time of year.
Bring attachments inside away from the cold and consider buying a tap cover.
Prepare for 2022 planting and sowing by digging your borders over and having a clear out of any weeds or unwanted plants.
You will thank yourself come January!
* all products mentioned in the blog were available at the time of writing