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.
Make sure that greenhouse heaters are working and ready to go – if not already.
Insulate outdoor taps to prevent from freezing.
Now is a good time to lift and divide established clumps of Rhubarb.
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!
Clear any remaining leaves from beds, borders and lawns.
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.
Continue feeding the birds and other wildlife, keep the animals well fed this winter.
Fresh cut Christmas trees are now available, choose yours now. 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.
Finally, keep warm and have a lovely Christmas!