Let's Garden, gardening tips
Althoughthe short icy winter days are not very enticing for gardening, a minimum of effort is required if you want to get the best of the coming good weather. The wintering works should be completed and plants should be protected by mulching and covering.
Remember to put ashes from the fire on your embankments and at the foot of the fruit trees. These ashes are rich in potassium and trace elements and will give your plants a boost. If you didn't have time to finish planting fruit trees and hedges in November now is the time to do so. If you wish to resow the lawn in Spring the ground should be prepared at this time. A deep digging up of the soil, coupled with the spread of decomposed manure will prepare the ground well for Spring sowing. Well-pruned roses should also be protected form the frost.
You can start harvesting the endives in the vegetable patch. Now is the time to shelter the plants on the balcony or on the veranda from gusts of wind and from snow. The first jacintha bulbs will start flowering indoors, which will keep you going until the explosion of bright colours returns in Spring when the crocus, tulips and primulas burst into flower.
In the meantime, make some pretty Christmas table decorations with holly, laurel or even beech leaves.
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