Gardening tips for December – what to plant and what to protect

It’s December and even though it may be getting colder and the days longer, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy your garden. First up is general housekeeping (or garden-keeping?); you’ll need to prune and protect your plants, shrubs and trees, rake up and compost fallen leaves (to prevent lawn diseases – and give you some lovely compost!), and…

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December Plant of the Month – Hellebores

Also known as Christmas Rose, Hellebores are an obvious choice for our December Plant of the Month! Hellebores flower from late-winter to early spring (some even in early December), adding beautiful colour to winter gardens. They tolerate full sun to almost full shade, making them ideal for this time of year. A perennial garden plant, when not in bloom Hellebores can…

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Gardening tips this November

Growth may be slowing down in the garden, but there’s still lots to do to prepare your garden for the winter: Protect vulnerable plants and trees in your garden by wrapping fleece around them Don’t forget to wrap up pots and lift them off the ground by placing pot feet underneath. If you have a greenhouse you’ll need to insulate…

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