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
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