Jobs to do in the garden
December's Jobs in the Garden
You might think that there isn't much to do in the garden this month, however there is enough to keep you away from all that unecessary Christmas shopping malarky, so why not wrap up warm and get into the garden and see what needs doing!
This month frost protection is the main job. December frosts can be hard and prolongued so it is essential that all your plants that need protecting or moving indoors are tended to. Don't forget you can insulate your greenhouse for extra protection - bubble wrap is particularly good for this.
Other jobs that can be done this month include removing fallen leaves from guttering and ponds, keeping bird baths free from ice and also clearing any snow from your plants to avoid damage, especially if you experience heavy snowfall.
Empty watering cans of standing water
Watering cans, water butts or any water storage, both metal and plastic are at real risk of damage during cold, frosty weather. Before the cold weather comes it is vital that you empty all watering containers and store them upside down, even in the greenhouse or shed.
When water freezes it expands and can easily cause metal and plastic containers to crack. Come the spring they will leak and your beautiful Haws Watering Can will be ruined!
Manufacturers tend not to offer warranties or guarantees against frost damage, so this is one simple thing you can do to save you the expense of a trip to the Garden Centre next Spring!