Our horticultural experts are on hand to give you monthly advice on what to do now! We'll help you tackle tasks one month at a time to get your garden in tip top shape all year round.
Any root vegetables left over from this year will make delicious healthy soup. Any onions, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, leeks, tomatoes and lots more can be blended and cooked in many ways.
Look up good cook books for easy recipes to follow and use up everything you have left over. Soup is a great warmer in a cold December
As cold as a winter garden can be it can still visually give you spectacular scenery to match what inspires you in warmer months. The key to winter colour is planning. Find out the best plants for colour that stands out be that berries, bark, foliage, flowers and form. Be sure to use some when planting new beds or replacing plants in the spring. Look up the following- Hamamelis mollis the ‘Chinese Witch Hazel’ which has fragrant spidery yellow to orange flowers- Cornus alba ‘Siberica’ the ‘Red Barked dogwood’ with has striking red stems against snow and frost or under planted with the silver foliage of Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver queen’. Look out for hollies with foliage of dark green, variegated silver or gold and the berries which have formed.
Another beautiful winter plant is the ‘Spotted Laurel’ Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata with big bright red berries against mottled green and yellow leaves.
Gardening should be fun, but often people are afraid of getting things wrong, and too worried to give it a go.
That’s where we come in – we’ve got simple tasks for improving your garden, laid out month by month. Just follow along and soon you’ll have a beautiful garden, and the satisfaction of knowing you did it all yourself. If you’d like a more practical garden, why not use your outdoor space to grow your own fruits and vegetables?
Our growbags and simple instructions take all the guesswork out of it, and you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time!