Hardy Gardeners Gardening Service in Croydon Surrey Area

Telephone: 07906307722

DECEMBER Advice for the Garden

Top 10 jobs

Check your winter protection structures are still securely in place

Check that greenhouse heaters are working OK

Prevent ponds and stand pipes from freezing

Prune open-grown apples and pears (but not those trained against walls)

Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to avoid bleeding

Harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops

Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted

Take hardwood cuttings

Keep mice away from stored produce

Reduce watering of houseplants

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