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Gardening Duties for December | Winter Backyard Suggestions

A few of us nonetheless have dahlias, chrysanthemums and even salvia flowering in our gardens, the autumn has been so gentle. However different gardeners have already seen  blizzard and robust winds blow down 100 12 months previous bushes. These are the vagaries of the British local weather! However for all of us there’s a drop in temperatures, heading in direction of actually frosty mornings. Don’t get caught out! Make time to test that your extra tender vegetation are protected with fleece or taken below cowl.

For extra topical gardening ideas learn on.

The Festive Season is upon us! Why not take a look at Plews Backyard Design’s Gardening Present Vouchers? They’d make good Christmas Items for Gardeners as would our eBooks – social distancing and supporting a small enterprise assured…

3 Gardening Duties for December

  • When you’re turning your compost heap, ready to add it as a mulch to the flower border, be aware that the warmth may have attracted hibernating frogs, toads and other animals – so put your spade in carefully! For help with compost turning, check out our video
  • Bedding displays still left from summer suddenly look sorry for themselves. There’s still time to plant spring flowering bulbs before Christmas if the soil isn’t frozen, although they may flower later. Add some colourful winter bedding on top to cheer yourself up in the short winter days.
  • Christmas trees – Advent Sunday is on November 28th this year and this is oftenteh time when many of us buy our  Christmas tree . Our blog will explain some of the pros and cons so you can choose the best species of tree to suit you. You may also like our tips on Caring for your cut Christmas tree.

Why not check out weekly gardening blog articles on a range of topics in Plews Potting Shed?

padme choosing cut christmas tree, border collie

Gardening Tasks for December – extra

Check over your greenhouse and garden fencing now that the winter storms have arrived.  Tips are in Is Yours a Wind Resistant Greenhouse? With fences look for warped panels and especially check the posts for signs of rotting and instability. We have some garden fence ideas in case you need new.

greenhouse interior, plants, winter, snow, frost, Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

Christmas Gift Ideas from Plews suggests:-

Gardening Gift Vouchers are available to purchase for all our services, including Gardening Lessons – the Gift of Learning; gardening courses and lessons where your garden is the classroom

Whether you want to use these for Christmas presents for gardeners or as a hint to others for yourself they’re a great choice (well, we would say that, wouldn’t we!)


bookshop, christmas and yule, marie shallcross, gardening ebook


Gift idea: the seasonal eBook – “Christmas and Yule in Your Garden”

Gardens to visit this month

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has trees valued for their beautiful winter bark – silver birch and snake bark maple in particular; and a large glasshouse in case it starts raining or snowing!

Would you like more gardening tips, garden design ideas and seasonal gardens to visit?

Why not sign up for Plews monthly Gardening Tipsheet?

Plews News will land in your inbox the first full week of every month. There’s the option of a free gardening download when you sign up

Why not check out weekly gardening blog articles on a range of topics in Plews Potting Shed?

“interesting even if you have no intention of picking up a spade”
Thanks Tim, who is a regular reader if a reluctant gardener!


Plews Gardening eBooks for You

Available to purchase from Plews (via PayPal); safe download directly from the website (they all make good presents by the way)

It’s the time of year when many gardeners think about composting -(must be all those fallen leaves!) Why not treat yourself to Marie’s “Compost and Composting” eBook?

This composting book is for those gardeners who: –

  • have tried to compost in the past to feel re-assured that they can still succeed
  • would like to have a go at composting in their garden but are not sure where to start

ebook cover - compost and composting, marie shallcross

“Witty, entertaining and informative”

(Amazon review)

If your compost is sorted to your satisfaction, you might prefer a different one of Plews helpful and entertaining gardening books There are always some ‘off season’ sale items too, so you could snap up a bargain for yourself whilst buying a present for a loved one!


Or download the seasonal Plews eBooks directly from the website to find tips for your gardening tasks for December and planting ideas for winter borders

Christmas and Yule in Your Garden



In Your Winter Garden

 And you can watch the video taster here



And remember – Plews Gardening Gift Vouchers are available all year for all our services and products.


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Happy Winter Gardening!

Plews Nathan with Sharpe enjoying a snow day



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