December Gardening Tips

There is so much to do in December – presents, parties and delving into the tub of chocolates you have been patiently waiting to open! Don’t feel guilty this time, did you know the colourful wrappers of Quality Street sweets are compostable? They are made from cellulose, derived from wood pulp, so rather than chuck them in the bin with your Christmas wrapping paper place them on your compost heap!

To work off those treats there is still so much to do in the garden: clean out sheds, repair and paint fencing, clean out your water butts and remove the slime from your patio with a scrubbing broom or pressure washer. To make it even easier you can use a liquid patio cleaner like Patio Magic.

Plant up winter containers with hardy cyclamen, ivy, skimmia and evergreen grasses to add colour to the garden. Prune wisterias, roses and acers and move any containers of shrubs and bedding plants into a sheltered position for protection.

Happy Christmas from everyone at Fairweather’s Garden Centre, Beaulieu.