December

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  • Plant remaining spring flowering bulbs & spring/winter bedding
  • Keep off borders and lawns if they are wet and/or frozen
  • Plant garlic and check any stored onions and potatoes for signs of rot
  • Sow hardy annuals for early flowering next year
  • Clear out bird boxes and provide food and fresh water for birds
  • Clear leaves from lawns to prevent a build-up of pests and diseases.
  • Make leaf mould – place leaves into black bags, pierce the bottom of the bag to allow drainage, water the leaves and seal the bag. Water every couple of months and after 12-24 months the resulting leaf mould can be used to mulch borders and for propagation.