What to plant in December

We’re focusing on Christmas houseplants this month Christmas houseplants are a fantastic way to brighten up your house over the festive period and they’re fabulous gifts too. A little care will help them flourish so we’ve got a simple guide below, as well as some specialist care info for the most popular plants. How to make the most of your…

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Your gardening to-do list for December

Our feathered friends will appreciate bird food all the more in cold weather. We recommend buying specialist bird food rather than leaving out household scraps. Seed and nut mixtures provide a better diet for them. Hedgehogs like a heap of leaves to winter in, so leave the odd pile in an out-of-the-way corner of your garden. Continue your winter digging,…

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Our favourite plant for December is…

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Poinsettias are an iconic and popular Christmas houseplant. They’re bright and cheery, giving a festive feel to your home. They make brilliant centrepieces for your Christmas table too. Although red is the most common and traditional colour, you can also find white, pink and marbled varieties too. Did you know? Many people think of the red ‘petals’…

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