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Gardening Tips

Make Your Garden Glorious This Autumn

JOBS FOR DECEMBER

• Plant up winter containers and place in prominent places

• Ventilate your greenhouse if you have warmer days to reduce the risk of disease but also check that the heaters are working too.

• Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and any remaining root crops.

• Insulate outdoor taps and prevent ponds from freezing.

JOBS FOR JANUARY

• Plan your crops for the year. Look back on your notes to see what you planted where and what worked well.

• Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.

• Keep putting out food and water for the birds.

Have a Go!

Get your beds ready! For those with heavy soils this is the best time to dig them as they should be softer, but nonetheless, it’s still hard work so space the digs out a little to save your back. If you’re digging over a vegetable patch take this perfect opportunity to turn in some compost. Well-rotted manure or even composted bark is perfect to add in ready for your next season’s planting.

Top Tip 

Create a breathing hole in your pond by putting a rubber ball into the water before it freezes. Once the ice forms, you can remove it. You may need to use a few if you have a particularly large pond. Don’t be tempted to smash ice as it could kill fish or other wildlife.

 

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