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Jordan’s Top Tips for your December Garden

Jordan's Top Tips for your December Garden

Christmas is coming! We love Christmas here at Singletons however without John Singleton, it will be a difficult and sad time for us all. However, John loved Christmas and would want us all to enjoy the festive season so we will do our best to do so and make it our most magical Christmas yet! The handmade and homemade wreath making is well underway, our fresh, non-drop Christmas trees have arrived and our Grotto is ready for Father Christmas himself!

Winter is fast approaching, and now is time to make sure all plants, trees and shrubs that are not winter hardy are moved to a sheltered position and protected if necessary. Some plants only need to be moved into a sheltered corner or near a wall, this reduces their exposure to the frosts and any snow we might have. Some more tender plants will need to be moved indoors. Whether that be a greenhouse, a shed or
conservatory – plant dependent. Now is a good time to lift and divide established clumps of Rhubarb. Now is a good time to divide other clump forming, late summer flowering perennials such as Asters, Crocosmia and Anemones.

We still have a huge selection of winter bedding and shrubs – perfect to plant up seasonal containers including pots and hanging baskets. Our expert Horticulturalists are always happy to help and we have plenty or pots and baskets ready-made – it can’t be easier! Perfect for Christmas Gifts starting from only £9.99 – and they last a lot longer than a bunch of flowers!

Clear any remaining leaves from beds, borders and lawns. If not already, within the next couple of weeks, all remaining leaves will fall and hopefully this tedious job will be no more for another year.

Increase winter interest in the garden by adding shrubs and trees which are evergreen, have interesting or bright coloured bark or interesting growth habits such as Contorted Hazel or Cornus – We have a huge range in store and one of our experts will be happy to help you choose the right plant for your garden.

More quick tips:

  • Continue feeding the birds and other wildlife, keep the animals well fed this winter.
  • Make sure that greenhouse heaters are working and ready to go – if not already.
  • Insulate outdoor taps to prevent from freezing.
  • Lift and store Dahlia tubers when leaves have blackened from the frost.
  • Spread fresh gravel or grit around Alpines.
  • Fresh cut Christmas trees are now available, come and choose yours or get one of our Elves to help you.
  • Choose your perfect tree! Tips to keep them alive for longer:
    • Keep away from radiators or fires, ideally locate near a window or a cooler room/ part of the room.
    • Keep them well watered. If you have a tree on a block, either place the block on a saucer and ensure there is always around 1cm of water in the saucer at all times – the wooden block will absorb the water and the trunk of the Christmas tree will take in the water from the block. There are also various stands available which accommodate water.
    • Pick a Non Drop variety Christmas tree – this includes Normans and Nobles – we have plenty to choose from here at Singletons Nurseries starting from just £19.99.

From all of us here at Singletons Nurseries, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a joyous new year 🎄

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Excellent soil with very few stones, turf was also of great quality.
Tim Connop21st August 2019
Very good turf. Freshly cut. Has taken well.
Bryan Smith12th August 2019
I love this garden centre, it truly is a cut above the rest. My hanging basket is an absolute joy.
Yvette Barratt8th August 2019
Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and cheerful and nothing is too much trouble.
Jane Ward2nd August 2019
The top soil was of good quality and was most suitable for my flower borders.
Alan Merritt23rd July 2019
The Moonstone looks really good as a lawn and patio border.
Brian Russell16th July 2019
All straight and no major knots or drying cracks.
Tim Pearson11th July 2019
Competitively priced sleepers, delivered on time and craned off to a convenient place by a helpful driver.
Ray Lamb9th July 2019
Excellent turf and topsoil delivered on time with a call to say they were on their way. Lawn was freshly cut on the day and has taken very quickly.
David Grennall1st July 2019
Wow, our first time visiting and I cannot wait to come back! Beautiful, inspiring surroundings. Products are first class and you can tell the staff who look after the place do it with love. We are so happy with our purchases and very reasonable prices. I’ll make a regular visit now! I haven’t tried the Potting Shed yet but heard wonderful things so will look forward to trying it. So lucky this is local to us. Thank you!
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