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Tips for December

  • Plants for December – Cotoneaster x watereri, Garrya elliptica (evergreen silk-tassel bush), Jasminium nudiflorum and Mahonia x media ‘Charity’.
  • Sow pelargoniums early or buy plugs to flower next summer.
  • Plan for winter colour in the borders with dogwoods, skimmias, bergenias and heathers.
  • Start potting up lilies in batches for sequential flowering.
  • Prune deciduous trees to shape.
  • Prune and plant blackberries.

 

Links to interesting sites

Allotment growing www.allotment-garden.org

Royal Horticultural Society www.rhs.org.uk

Society of Garden Designers www.sgd.org.uk

Rock Unique www.rock-unique.com

Creative Landscapes www.creative-landscapes.net

New legislation for front garden paving

The Government is hoping to steer the public to use more environmentally friendly products in their front gardens.

From October 2008, home owners in England must apply for planning permission if they want to pave their front garden with an impermeable material, such as asphalt. Planning permission is not required if you use a porous or permeable product which will reduce flooding and its subsequent damage.