Things your garden needs in winter
Winter is a time where a lot of plants go dormant or can die, however, there is still a lot that can be done in your garden during the winter months. So, whether you have green fingers or just want to maintain a pretty garden all year round we can help.
Even as the months get colder you can still have a thriving garden filled with amazing flowers. Winter flowers still provide amazing colours and scents and will brighten up your garden and add life to your borders. Colourful flowers that are perfect for the winter months are:
- Japanese Quince
- Winter Cherry
All these plants will thrive in the winter months and some will even last until spring or all year round.
When growing plants in the winter it is important to remember that the plants won’t grow as fast, whether they are in a green house or not as throughout the colder months there isn’t much light or heat available. It might be a good idea to modify your greenhouse slightly if you wish. For example, you could implement:
- Heat Pads or electric heaters
- DIY solar bottles (the black paint on the outside of the bottle will absorb any heat and then the stored energy will be released in the evening)
- Grow Lights
- Plant pots and Drainage Trays
If you don’t want to partake in gardening throughout the winter months you can do a seasonal clear out instead. Clean up and throw out anything unnecessary in your green house and shed as there should be less stuff in there and it won’t be as full at this time of year so you can better prepare for spring. You should also check over your tools and replace anything damaged or upgrade anything you need to. Finally, you should service and maintain your lawn mower and strimmer.
There is always something you can do in your garden during the winter months, whether that’s winter gardening, seasonal cleaning or spending more time in your green house. Enjoy the colder months just as much as the warmer ones.