The Horti’s Gardening Calendar - December

December 2, 2017

As we get closer to the end of the year, here are some tips of things to do in your garden on the West coast of Scotland this December - and maybe some ideas for Christmas presents.

 

Tips for December

 

1. Catalogues and Christmas Gifts

Following on from November, Suttons Seed Catalogue has been recommended. It has a Fun to Grow - Children's Range and some interesting looking Seed Tins – thinking of Christmas gifts..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Feeding the birds

 

 

Keep on feeding the birds, especially with fatty foods. Clean out water baths on a regular basis to prevent algae growing and supply the birds with fresh water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are ideas from the November 21st Practical Gardening Session led by Graham Greenwell

 

 

3. Plant Hippeastrum, Nagano was demonstrated

Plant half in, half out of the compost. Don’t forget to feed the bulb. A very showy houseplant for Winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Plant Oxalis triangularis [false shamrock]

It’s a fantastic houseplant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Narcissus Paperwhite grow really well on a bed of pebbles and water

Add Christmas stems for a show. They take six to eight weeks to flower indoors and smell gorgeous.