Posted at February 10, 2011 in News by JHPS Gardens
Jobs for December
Kitchen Garden……
·         Order plants of early crops such as cabbages, cauliflowers and lettuces from specialist suppliers for early spring delivery.
·         Continue harvesting Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Parsnips and Leeks.
·         Dig over bare soil if workable-soil pests are therefore exposed to birds.
 
Ornamental Garden…….
·         If soil conditions allow, plant fragrant winter shrubs
·         Plant deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs if the ground is not frozen.
·         Continue to lift and divide herbaceous perennials, as weather permits.
·         Move permanent container plants to a sheltered position.
 
Pest and disease watch…..
·         Clean lichen and moss from paths.
·         Spray roses and fruit trees with plant oil-based winter wash.
·         Check apple and pear trees for signs of canker and brown rot.
·         Examine overwintering ornamental tubers for signs of any rotting.
·         Kill red spider mite eggs by cleaning glasshouse and staging.
 
Keeping everything going through the winter months isn’t always easy; as we don’t always know where to start or what to do. JHPS hope this list of jobs for December helps, if you would like any more information then please contact us on: –
Free Phone: 0800 0937926
Head Office: 01782 396168
Email: info@jhps-gardens.co.uk