Posts in category Winter

Late Winter

FEBRUARY Though the weather is bleak, tasks accomplished now will yield benefits later. Take advantage of frost-hardened ground to transport manure and fertilisers, and when the ground is soft, aerate the lawn with a hollow-tined fork. Complete all digging. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant new specimens in suitable weather. Feed established plant [...]

Mid-Winter

JANUARY ┬áThe shortest days are best suited for armchair gardening, to planning and ordering seeds and plants. Give some thought to last year’s stock. Were all of the plants successful and worthy of reordering? Make gardening catalogues your first read of the new year. TREES AND SHRUBS During mild spells, prune dead or diseased branc [...]

Early Winter

DECEMBER Now is the time for taking stock and replanning. New beds and paths can be made and garden carpentry carried out. If the weather permits, continue major digging, tidying up of beds and ground preparation. Complete any reconstruction of the rock garden, and refill window boxes with fresh soil. TREES AND SHRUBS Plant deciduous tree [...]

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