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With today’s budget, and the ongoing Recession, many people are looking for ways to save money. How about using your garden to create an alternative Christmas tree? It’s a ‘real’ tree but unfortunately it won’t have the Christmas tree smell!
While December is somewhat of a continuation of the November tasks there are also some additional tasks to consider.
Thinking of Christmas, you can cover some holly berry bushes with wire mesh to ensure you have some colour for Christmas. However, think of the birds and make sure you don’t leave them without some berries.
Bare root planting is perfect for December – trees, shrubs, hedging, and roses.
December is also a good time for thinking about tool maintenance, especially if the weather doesn’t actually let you get out in the garden.
Why not think about using your garden to make some Christmas gifts, decorations and arrangements? Powerscourt are hosting a free event which will give you a demo and some ideas. Check out the details below or visit their website http://www.powerscourt.ie/events.
Carol Bone – Christmas From the Garden
Brighten up your winter with colourful containers
Recycle Old Boots
Autumn is a very important time in the garden with lots of preparation work for wonderful spring and summer gardens. For example are your bulbs sown – finish planting tulips as soon as possible. Also have you thought about ordering hedging for winter planting.
November is also a time for maintenance – check stakes and ties are secure on trees and climbers, empty pots of spent annuals, and rake up fallen leaves that could be sheltering slugs.
Also take care of what you have already – move containers of shrubs or winter bedding to a sheltered spot when conditions turn very cold, transplant shrubs that have outgrown their position, and prune rambling roses after flowering.
For more immediate reward think about planting winter colour such as heathers and trailing ivy.