Friday 9 December 2016

Don't Let Your Garden Fall To Ruins This Winter.

We're days away now (12 to be precise) until the official start of the UK's winter season (21st December), although with the weather the way it is now, it feels like winter already! I have topped up my gas twice this week already, and I'm 100% sure that it won't last me a full week! It's time to migrate to Australia where it's sunny and hot during this time of the year, but then they have huge, and I mean HUGE spiders, so that's a no go afterall!

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Talking about spiders, I have seen less in the garden during the last month, but more in the home. As much as I wish it was the other way round, it's given me the confidence to get green fingered as much as I can, of course there isn't much that can be done when it comes to plotting and planting, but the grass is in dire need of a winter cut and have I mentioned the 4000 leaves everywhere?
Last year I made the stupid mistake of neglecting my garden over the colder months, thinking it wouldn't need any care, however I could never of been more wrong. Whilst it understandably doesn't need as much time and care, it still needs to be looked after to an extent, otherwise I am just going to have the same problems that I faced this year after last years winter season.

In my defence, I lived in a flat for so many years, I never had no access to a garden and didn't have any clue what I was doing, however with a valuable lesson learned, I am more wiser now to avoid the same mistakes happening again. For this upcoming winter, I have made a checklist of what to do and what not to do in the garden to give the garden the best care I can.

First on my list is to clear the leaves, whilst Zeps loves playing in them, they're dangerous when wet and they're literally covering every bit of ground, patio and grass I have, so I need to get a decent rake, or better still a leafblower, knowing the latter isn't something the finances can cover at the present moment, I am entering every garden tool competition I have spotted, if that fails, it's a pair of warm garden gloves and an extra strong rake for me!

Second on the list is calling out the professionals UK Landscapes to get them to have a look at the tree's in my garden. I have two large tree's, one larger than the other, located right at the bottom of my garden but still close enough to home for me. Whenever we have extremely bad weather, I look at those tree's with such fright, even though my landlord has reassured me they're fine, I'd rather have the professionals tell me that to put my mind at ease.

Last but not least on my list is to check over the plants, whilst the cold weather can be damaging, it's the snow and frost that I need to prepare the plants for more. I have only just started gardening this year, so I'm still quite amataur gardener in the grand scheme of things. Luckily my dad and step mum only live a few roads away, and both are green fingered and willing to give me a hand!

Have you got any tips and tricks to share with me that'll help me with my gardening during the winter? If so please do leave a comment below!

Jada x


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