Gardening Jobs for December

by | Nov 13, 2023 | Uncategorized

Consider winter protection as the weather gets colder and frosts become likely.

  • Prune roses to prevent wind-rock.
  • Plant tulips for next spring.
  • Plant bare root roses.
  • Remove black spot on roses. Collect and dispose of fallen leaves infected with black spot, then mulch with well rotted compost or manure.
  • Raise up pots to avoid water logging.
  • Avoid disturbing ladybirds as they will eat aphids your garden next spring.
  • Tie in climbers.
  • Protect any swedes left in the ground with a 15cm layer of straw.
  • Stake Brussel Sprouts.
  • Plant Garlic.
  • Introduce new fruit bushes as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged.
  • Keep hungry birds fed and watered.
  • Check Brassica nets are secure.
  • Harvest winter Cauliflowers.
  • Prune Apple and Pear trees.
  • Remove unecessary fruit cages.
  • Create a mini pond.
  • Clean up your greenhouse.
  • Save your pumpkin seeds.