December Tips

Warm up by digging well-rotted manure into the vegetable garden.

  • Cover tender perennials with bracken or straw
  • Prune overhanging trees and shrubs
  • Protect terracotta pots by wrapping with hessian or bubble wrap
  • Dig over new borders
  • Plant trees, shrubs and hedges as long as the ground is not frozen
  • Prune apple and pear trees
  • Check that greenhouse heaters are working ok
  • Clear fallen leaves from lawns, paths and borders
  • Clear the remains of old crops from the vegetable garden and dig in well-rotted manure
  • Look after the birds and other wildlife in the garden
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