Gardening Tasks
December

digging

  • Dig over soil, for winter’s frost to break down, adding manure and compost.
  • Make a composting trench for next seasons runner beans.
  • Continue harvesting parsnips, kale, leeks, winter cabbage,
    chard, spinach and Brussels sprouts.
  • Not too late to plant garlic and onions
    which can be purchased from our Trading Centre.
  • If weather is mild still time to plant
    roses, shrubs, conifers and soft fruit.
  • Take hard wood cuttings from cornus, forsythia,
    philadelphus, ribes, gooseberries and currents.
  • Take root cuttings from anchusa, phlox, verbascum,
    oriental poppy and acanthus.
  • Bird net brasssicas and remove unhealthy leaves.

damage

  • Check boundary fences and stake posts,
    pergolas and arches for wind damage or rot.
  • Sterilize wash cloches, cold frames, pots and containers.
  • Protect clay pots and troughs from frost damage.
  • Water greenhouse plants sparingly.
  • Verify stored gladioli, begonia, canna, dahlia and
    chrysanthemums are in good condition.
  • Watch out for mice damage.
  • Remove dead leaves from overwintering fuchsias,
    and geranium.

prune

  • Time to prune vines and plant new.
  • Opportunity to prune overgrown laurel, yew, camellias,
    acers, walnut, birch and maple trees.
  • Apples, pears, quince, currants and autumn raspberries
    can be pruned any time up to march.

fruit

  • Check stored fruit, any decomposing feed to the birds.
  • Tidy up the shed.
  • Clean, sharpen, repair and oil garden tools.
  • Take petrol driven mowers and chain saws for service.
  • Check outside taps for insulation damage and any leaks.
  • Apply bird netting to best holly branches with berries
    for Christmas decorations.
  • Plant hippeastrum (amaryllis) in pots.

poinsettia

  • Keep poinsettias in a warm but not hot room
    away from cold draughts, water frugally.
  • Keep your Christmas tree outside
    until the last minute and water well.

Latest News

On Line Magazine
December Issue.

Tearoom Show Days
June seeking replacement
hopefully to shadow in 2018


2017 Annual General Meeting
Another Year of Success

2018 Talks Programme
First Half Session.

100+ Club
Latest Drawn Numbers.
Join in the fun.


Long Service Presentations
Audrey White and Peggy Jackson

Flower Club Open Meeting
Seasonal Pots And Containers.
presented by Andy McIndoe


Shop Early For Christmas
Presents for the gardener
Visit our Trading Centre.


2017 Norfolk Holiday
Clive's Illustated Report

Members Newsletter
Autumn 2017 edition