Garden Planning & Designing

Garden Jobs In December

Garden Jobs In December

Things you can do now:

  • Check any winter protection you’ve used is still in place
  • Test your greenhouse heaters to make sure they’re still working
  • Clean and oil your garden tools ready for storage
  • Prevent ponds and stand pipes from freezing
  • Prune your acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding
  • Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and any remaining root crops
  • Plant or move any deciduous trees and shrubs
  • Plant out bare root trees from November to March
  • Add a tree to your garden to add some structure ready for next year
  • Plant out spring bedding, such as Wallflowers, Primulas and Winter Pansies in beds and containers

Watch our Garden Diary for December

How to compost

Composting is a cheap and effective way to keep your plants healthy. Find out how to make it here.

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How to make compost

How to protect plants from cold weather

Discover which plants need protecting from harsh weather conditions and how to protect them.

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How to protect plants from cold weather

How to maintain your lawn in winter

Look after your lawn during the coldest time of year with this handy guide.

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How to maintain your lawn in winter

Expert lawn advice for December

Read our blog on how to care for your lawn like an expert this month.

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Lawn blog December

How to look after garden birds in winter

Follow these great tips to help look after the birds that visit your garden during the winter months.

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