It is the month of festivities, the season of good will and hope. 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
- Cover Brassica to keep pigeons at bay
- 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.
Also Look Out for……
Calocephalus also known as silver threads is a striking evergreen unlike anything else. Providing both colour and structure this plant is a must for your hanging baskets and pots!
Make the most of your garden this month, and remember to wrap up warm. Why not get planning your 2019 garden?
So keep warm this month and enjoy your garden with Hollybeck.
Christmas is Nearly Here
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 with your little ones on Sunday 16th, 23rd or 24th December and you will see Santa himself! He will be giving every child* an early Christmas present too! *(Under 12’s only)
All the staff at Hollybeck would like to thank you for your loyal support this year and look forward to seeing you when we re-open on Friday 4th January.
Wishing all of our customers a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!