Below is a selection of tasks to be done over the forthcoming winter months. The garden diary is updated regularly so keep checking in to see what needs doing throughout the year.


at a glance…

  • Prune woody ornamental plants, fruit trees and bushes.
  • Continue winter digging, incorporating organic material (compost or manure) into the soil.
  • Clean paths, repair sheds & fences.


at a glance…

  • Keep on top of winter germinating weeds.
  • Clear the crowns of plants of dead leaves.
  • Continue with winter digging as soil conditions allow.
  • Plant deciduous hedging.
  • Prune trees and shrubs to shape.
  • Prune wisteria and other vigorous climbers.
  • Sort through your seeds, buy new seeds and plan what you want to plant in Spring


at a glance…

  • Apply organic based fertilisers.
  • Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees & bushes.
  • Prune winter flowering shrubs.
  • Prune summer flowering shrubs.
  • Prune hardy evergreen trees & shrubs.
  • Prune off old stems from herbaceous perennials.

last chance to…

  • Cut back overgrown shrubs & hedges before the nesting season begins.