Garden and Gardener's tips of the month - December

During December, frost, rainfall and winds become increasingly common. With reduced hours of sunshine hours and the risk of snow, we may not want to be working outside at this time of year, but luckily there's not a lot to do.

1. Keep an eye on winter protection. Make sure the heater works, if you have a greenhouse.
2. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move them into a sheltered spot or the greenhouse. For those you can't move wrap in situ with fleece, dry straw or bubble wrap. Remove fallen leaves from lawns before they block out light and moisture to the grass.
3. Grass will continue to grow in winter. If the weather remains mild (temperatures above 5°C), it may be necessary to give the lawn a trim. Ideal height being 2 -4 cms in winter for a utility lawn.
4. To avoid damage the grass and the possibility of leaving brown footprint-shaped marks, avoid walking on lawns on frosty mornings.
5. Prune vines, acers and birches before Christmas to avoid bleeding.
6. Deciduous trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted if the ground is neither water-logged or frozen.
7. Now is the time to take hardwood cuttings.
8. Plant new roses being careful not to position them were previous plantings where. This will help with disease control.
9. Keep feeding the birds remembering to keep a supply of fresh, un-frozen water available.
10. Finally, sit back and enjoy the seasons festivities, safe in the knowledge that you have done your bit for nature and wild life in general by nurturing your own garden.

Seasons greetings and best wishes from all at Acer Garden Services.

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