Friday, November 14, 2014

Top Winter Gardening Tips - Garden Store Direct

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Top Winter Gardening Tips

It might be getting colder, but there’s still so much you can do in your garden during the winter months. Now’s the time to take stock of your plants and lovingly prepare your garden for the spring to come – as well as potentially trying out new design ideas. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your garden in winter.

Store Your Summer Kit

When the sun’s out we all flock to our gardens, bringing with us all the trappings that entails; barbecues, picnic rugs, chairs, and tables – the list is endless! By safely and securely storing it all away you’ll be able to whip it out at a moments notice when the sun appears again next year – so it’s worth taking a little time over now to make sure you’ll know where everything is. Garden Store Direct have a great range of cushion storage boxes for all of your garden soft furnishings, so all of your cushions will stay dry but won’t take up extra room inside. A shed or garage is usually the best place for any larger items such as barbecues and dining sets.

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Prune Your Shrubs

The most important job during winter is pruning and shaping your shrubs, particularly your shrub roses. Start by removing any dead or diseased branches, prevent damage by cutting back sections that rub against each other and cut back exceptionally long branches by about a third of their length. Doing this each winter means that your plants will be ready to bloom again come spring, probably even more beautiful than before!

Protect Your Garden From Frost

Any gardener knows that frost can be detrimental to your garden, so it’s absolutely vital to protect your plants from it. January and February are usually the coldest months, so keep an eye on the dropping temperatures and be ready to prepare your garden for an oncoming frost. Any particularly delicate plants such as bay, myrtle, olive or lavender should be brought undercover or near the house if possible, or if they’re planted in the garden and the weather is particularly bitter cover them in fleece. It might sound silly, but they’ll survive the winter much better and you’ll be glad in spring!
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Feed The Birds

Winter can be a tough time for wildlife, particularly birds – so they need our help. Birds need a range of food provided in different ways to help them stay fed and warm through the coldest months, but water is just as important and often forgotten. Many of their usual water sources will freeze up so make sure your bird bath stays ice free by leaving a large floating ball in it, then even if does freeze remove the ball to leave a hole. Then sit back with a hot drink and enjoy the view of birds of all shapes and sizes flocking to your garden.

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