For every Garden & every Gardener, Creative Landscapes holds the secret of success
Check and firm in all newly planted shrubs and trees.
Check Dahlia tubers, Gladioli and Begonia corms that are being stored and remove any that are rotting.
Spot water containers, pots, tubs and window boxes.
Remove snow from evergreen trees and shrubs.
Spray with 'Mortegg' Winter Wash in milder spells.
Plant new fruit bushes when the ground is not too wet or frozen.
Check and loosen tree ties, replace any that are broken.
Check stakes on fruit trees for being loose or broke.
Dig over vacant plots and leave rough for frost to break down.
Check stored vegetable and throw out any that are rotting.
Towards the end of the month consider putting up plastic cloches to warm the soil and give early salad crops.
Keep off in frosty weather.
Have the lawn mower serviced and the blades sharpened.
If puddles stay on the lawn, spike with a garden fork to add drainage.
Start to heat Greenhouses, which have Peaches and Vines in them.
Prune Vines now before sap rises.
Check heating is still running efficiently.
Ventilate cold houses on mild days.
Check plants regularly for pests and disease i.e., moulds and fungus.
Keep an area of the pond free of ice to help fish to breathe.
Store seed potatoes in a dark place.
Clean and oil all garden tools.
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