Tis the season to be gardening…..
It is the month of festivities. A time to enjoy long walks before warming up with a cup of hot chocolate by an open fire. Winter does bring with it some joys!
There is not a great deal to be doing in the garden this month as our gardens reach dormancy. However, for those days you want to be out in the garden, here are our top tips on what to be doing.
- Install secure fleece protection to protect tender plants and shrubs. Be sure to remove fleece on dry, bright days to allow air to circulate.
- Prune Acers, Apple trees, Pear trees and birches now prevent bleeding
- Apply a winter wash to trees now, to clean away any residing bugs and fungus particles
- Take hardwood cuttings
- Reduce the watering of houseplants
- Remember to feed the birds
- Install frost protection on outdoor taps and pond fittings
This month is about enjoying the outdoors whilst keeping warm. The true beauty of winter comes in the form of frost shimmering on bare branches, the low sun shining through the tree tops and the hope that comes with the small buds that begin to appear.
This Month Look out for ……… Camellia!
Camellias are beautiful when in flower, and provide a glossy green backdrop throughout the rest of the year. This month look out for ’Winters Snowman’. A pure white flowering variety, reaching up to 12ft in height if allowed. For colour and interest in December, look no further for a stunning display of flowers.
Look out for this variety and more at your local garden centre today.
Quote of the month…..
“The garden is never dead; growth is always going on.”
Henry Ellacombe, In My Vicarage Garden.
There is much truth in this quote. Just because we do not see it, there is a hive of activity going beneath the surface. Winter can be an exciting time in the garden too.
Make the most of your garden this month, and remember to wrap up warm.
Enjoy your garden this month with Hollybeck
Camellia 'Winters Snowman'
Deck the Halls This December!
It is the month of festivities, of joy and hope. There is not a lot to be doing in the garden now, but for the days you want to be outdoors, here at Hollybeck we have all that you need to keep your garden looking its best this winter.
You will find a fantastic selection of winter annuals to fill your hanging baskets and pots with long lasting seasonal colour, plus an extensive range of colourful evergreens to fill your borders with sensational colour and interest.
Visit The Topiary Tearoom for breakfast on Christmas Eve for a festive treat with the family. You may even see Santa! Last orders are at 11:30am before the tearoom and garden centre close at 12pm midday.
Chris, Trudy, Helen and all the staff at Hollybeck and The Topiary Tearoom, would like to wish our customers a very happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open on Saturday 6th January 2018
We have everything you need for a stunning garden this month at Hollybeck.