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December 1 2012 7 01 /12 /December /2012 15:01

5209898419_093ae6bb43.jpgThe flower garden

Give hippeastrum bulbs as gifts which are forced to be in flower at this time.

Give poinsettia plants.  

Plant out new rose bushes.

Plant hellebores for winter colour.

The kitchen garden

Cut down Jerusalem artichokes.

Prune side shoots on gooseberries.

Earth up brussel sprouts to protect them from wind damage. Harvest as required.  

Harvest celery, beetroot and turnips.

Place forcing jars over seakale.

The greenhouse

Start to heat the greenhouse and remember to provide ventilation if using paraffin


Create a Christmas wreath using foliage, berries and seed heads from the garden.

Brush off snow from plants and structures before the weight damages it.

Grit paths.

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