This is a good time to take a look at the garden, and plan next year’s improvements.
Clear up any debris and annuals from the borders, dig over and apply some mulch to protect the roots of the perennials.
New trees, shrubs and roses can now be moved & replanted if necessary. It is often a good time to get rid of the very old roses and plant new ones.
Create a wood and stick pile somewhere in the garden, for the hibernating hedgehogs and other small wildlife.
Book the mower in for a service and clean up the garden tools.
Protect the outside tap from freezing up. Use bubble wrap or insulating foam.
Check that greenhouse heaters are working.
Keep bird food & produce tightly stored away in sealed plastic containers, to keep the rats & mice away.
Happy gardening everyone!
Chandler’s Ford Today would like to thank Mo Mariner for her monthly gardening tips in the past 18 months.
How does your garden grow?
Now in Chandler’s Ford, not only many of our gardens may look smarter, but our wildlife friends are also happy to stay in many habitat niches in our wildlife-friendly gardens, to breed and shelter, and to forage.
Link to Mo Mariner’s Gardening Tips series.
Note: Chandler’s Ford Today is looking for a gardening enthusiast to write monthly from January 2015. Contact Janet.