Winter – Spring Gardening Tips

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Here are some useful tips to help keep your gardens thriving through winter and into early spring.

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Tree’s and Shrubs

  • Plant when conditions permit
  • Mulch borders
  • Cut out dead and damaged wood
  • Formative prune deciduous shrubs and trees
  • Start Coppicing and pollarding
  • Take hardwood cuttings
  • Protect non hardy shrubs
  • Divide Shrubs


  • Plant when conditions permit
  • tie in loosened shoot
  • CArry out second stage pruning of Wisteria
  • Late winter carry of formative pruning and training
  • prune plants that flower on new wood
  • Take cutting


  • Plant all Roses
  • Renewal prune shrub Roses
  • In late winter cut back


  • Plant hardy perennials
  • Protect non hardy


  • protect from severe frosts ensuring a small area remains frost free by using a ball on the surface


  • Prepare site for new lawns
  • Lay weather permitting
  • Mow established if necessary
  • Clear fallen leaves
  • Service mowers and tools

Veg Garden

  • Finish digging and manuring
  • Prepare seedbeds for spring sowing
  • Stake and protect
  • Late winter set potatoes to sprout indoors

Fruit Garden

  • Plant tree, bush, cane and vine in prepared ground
  • Apply fertiliser late winter/Winter prune autumn flowering raspberries.
  • Tip prune summer fruiting berries

Paving and Decking

  • Pressure wash and clean up