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Garden Jobs November December

Jobs to do in the garden this Winter

Winter may have arrived but that’s no excuse to avoid the outdoors! There are lot’s of little jobs to do in the garden for which you will be rewarded next Spring. On crisp clear days it is also a great way to reduce stress and increase your intake of vitamin D.

Make Your Own Leaf Compost:
As the end of the autmnal leaves fall it is time to gather them up and use them for leaf compost. Did you know that “pound for pound, the leaves of most trees contain twice as many minerals as manure“. Well worth the small effort so!

making leaf compostTo make leaf compost simply Gather, Shred, Add and Turn!

  • Gather your leaves together – Our bosmere long handled leaf grab will save your back! Order Yours Online here>>
  • Shred them down by rolling your lawnmower over them a few times (very helpful to have a friend here to gather them in a pile for you each time)- Doing this now will make handling your compost so much easier to handle.
  • Add some Nitrogen!  A good reference is to add two cups of dried blood or other natural nitrogen supplement to each wheelbarrow load of leaves. Here at Beechdale our Biotal compost maker is ideal!
  • Turn the heap every 3 days
  • Your compost will be a wonderful dark crumbly material come Spring!

Plant Bare Root Hedging, Shrubs and Trees

(Bare-Root: A dormant tree that has been excavated and transported without soil or pot)

bareroot treesNow, when the garden demands a little less of your attention, is the perfect time to buy bareroot trees. Buying bare rooted trees can save you a fortune! Definitely more bang for your buck. They are much cheaper to buy than a potted tree plus you often have a greater variety to choose from, especially here at Beechdale! Planting a bare-rooted tree also means that it will be growing in your soil from the start and thus not have to contend with any potential transplantation issues.

How to care for your bare root tree:

When bare-root trees leave the nursery, they must be planted or put into a temporary medium as soon as possible. Bare-root trees are leafless, dormant and hardy, but their exposed roots must not be allowed to dry out. Delaying the planting or leaving the roots uncovered increases the likelihood of weakening the tree and causing problems later. To store trees temporarily, place them in shade or an unheated building and cover the roots with something to keep them moist, such as wet shavings, newspapers or blanket.
If you won’t be able to plant the trees for more than two days, the trees should be “heeled in” by temporarily planting in a moist medium such as compost, wet shavings, sand, garden soil or a pile of wet leaves. http://ucanr.edu/sites/scmg/Plant_of_the_Month/Bare_Root_Fruit_Trees/

Why not call in to Beechdale and ask one of our qualified staff about bare root trees for your garden? Currently we have a great selection of bare-root trees including:

  • bare root treesApple
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Damson
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Mountain Ash
  • Larch
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Silver Birch
  • Alder
  • Willow
  • Lime
  • Hornbeam
  • Hazel
  • Dogwood
  • Beech

Bare Root Hedging:

  • bareroot-hedging wexfordGriselinia Littoralis
  • Laurel – Prunus Laurocerasus
  • Escallonia Macrantha
  • Green Privet Ligustrum
  • Golden Privet Ligustrum Aureum
  • Fuchsia Riccartonii
  • Whitethorn Quicks
  • Beech Green
  • Beech Copper

Get Planting! Bulbs, Garlic, Winter Onions & Winter Bedding for Winter Color

its Time To Plant Spring BulbsMany people are surprised to realise that this is the ideal time to get planting in the garden. You can give your garden a burst of winter colour with hardy bedding such as pansies and violas, polyanthus, primroses and even mini cyclamen. The mini cyclamen are the least hardy but the colour they offer is well worth including them. We have some great offers on all of the above here at Beechdale so why not call in and have a browse. We are open 7 days a week.

Garlic needs a bit if cold weather to trigger it into action so now is the time to plant it. There are so many uses for garlic in cooking as well as juicing and the health benefits are enormous making this a must-have for the health conscious gardener. It’s also time to plant Winter onions in preparation for an early harvest next Spring.

Bulbs are so easy to plant and give such pleasure! With so many colours, sizes and varieties to choose from your imagination is the only limit. All bulbs can be planted from now until January so come by and have a browse through the fabulous array of tulips, narcissus, crocus, lillies, alliums and hyacinths or order online here >>

Planning a new garden design?

As it is a good time to take stock of your garden many people like to plan their garden design at this time of year. We offer a no obligation FREE garden design consultation here at Beechdale. Simply book an appointment in advance and find out which plants will best suit your plot.

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