by Lizzie Fox
There are so many ways to enjoy spending time outside in your garden this winter, from preparing the garden for the sunnier seasons ahead, to creating havens for wildlife; gardening is not only good for nature, but good for us humans too! There is nothing I love more than spending time in my garden in winter. I love the cold crisp days where the sun is shining and the frost glistens. Even on the cloudier, dull days a few minutes spent deadheading in the garden are good for the soul. It doesn’t matter how small your growing space, there is so much you can do to gain the benefits of gardening in winter. I’ll be sharing some winter gardening tips to help you create a gorgeous garden that you can enjoy all year round.
- Cut down any ornamental grasses left standing at the end of Winter.
- If the ground isn't frozen, now is a good time to dig up and divide perennials. Plus you can plant trees through the winter months if the conditions aren’t frozen or water-logged.
- Trim back ivy, Virginia creeper and other climbers if they have outgrown their space, before birds start nesting for Spring
- Add slow-release fertiliser around the base of Roses in late winter- they’re hungry plants.
- Remember to enjoy spending time outside in nature in whatever way you can!
So go on, grab your wellies (Le Chameau, of course) and enjoy spending time in your garden this winter!
About the Author
Lizzie Fox loves all things gardening! Lizzie runs her own business selling flower seeds, bulbs and gardening accessories, as well as offering garden design services for new beginner gardeners or those who have moved into new properties. From daffodils to dahlias, Lizzie shares how to guides, tips, tricks and gardening advice at www.therosepressgarden.com