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Decembers Monthly Gardening Tips

- Posted By: Phil

December Top Tips 

Prune Trees and shrubs as required, using sharp secateurs, loppers, and a pruning saw, and disinfecting tools after use.

Protect apple and pear trees now, to keep them a manageable size and increase fruiting.

Protect tender plants with horticultural fleece, and prevent planted pots from freezing solid by wrapping them in bubble wrap.

Plants fruit trees and bushes, any time the ground is not water-logged or frozen, to give you a delicious harvest for years to come.

Do not prune plems and cherries until the buds begin to break in early spring, to avoid silver leaf disease and bacterial canker.

Brighten up someones life with a beautiful fresh floral bouquet.

In cold weather keep a well-stocked bird table or feeder.  Keep feeding areas clean with bird-safe disinfectant,

Buy ready-planted bulb bowls for colour and scent at Christmas and beyond.

Why not liven up a bed near the house with plants for winter interest? Viburnum, Honeysuckle, jasmine are just a few!

Treat yourself or friends to planted arrangements, azaleas, cyclamen or other houseplants – the perfect gift.