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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

DECEMBER

December is an exciting time for most people, especially for a first child or grandchild's Christmas - it's a magical time, and the temptation to over spend, over indulge, over sleep and generally over do it is passed off as one of the things you do at Christmas!  But don’t forget, you can gain a sense of righteousness by doing a bit in the garden, and there is so much you can do in December, and you never have to be far away from a mince pie or something warming - like tea (or mulled wine!)

 

DECEMBER: BUILD A COMPOST HEAP

Many of you will already know the importance of compost in the garden. What you might not know is the secret life of the fungi in the compost you are making. The old idea was

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DECEMBER: IN THE GREENHOUSE

Now is a good time to take the radio into the greenhouse or polytunnel and give it a good clean. While you're at it you can start off onion seeds in modules – and als

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DECEMBER: JOBS TO DO

Nothing burns so well as holly wood, and during December I collect as much as I can from my mass of holly trees. Holly is a real nuisance holly when you come to cut it down

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DECEMBER

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