IT'S SPRING!
Make the most of this amazing weather and get your garden ship shape with Dandy's
Winter Gardening...

Winter doesn't have to be bleak and dull... give your garden a winter sparkle with our Dandy tips!

Winter is a great time for gardeners to take stock, tidy up, protect plants and plan ahead. Winter can feel like a gloomy time in the garden.

 

Planting Veg...

Most veggies can be planted or sown directly outdoors, here are some of our winter favourites...
  • Onions and Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Spring Onions
  • Perpetual Spinach
  • Broad Beans
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Winter Salads

Our VegeGrow Topsoil is a rich blend of topsoil and veg growing compost, making it perfect for planting all types of veg and fruit. 

Cold frames are ideal for protecting your veg plots and come spring will act as a greenhouse.

 Cold Frame

 

 

Protect your plants...
 
Mulch, mulch, mulch!  We are huge mulching advocates here at Dandy's, the benefits of which are endless.
A layer of mulch will look after plant and veg roots during cold snaps and break down slowly over time, releasing much needed nutrients and therefore improving the soil structure ready for Spring planting.

 

Dandy's love...

Composted Mulch Fines - perfect for borders with a clay soil and bad drainage. 

Multi Purpose Compost - lovely black compost that is ideal for sad soils with a sandy consistency, will rot down quicker though so may need topping up more regularly.

 

 

 

Landscaping Bark  - suppresses weeds, traps heat and gives a lovely tidy finish.

Mushroom Compost - great for veg plots as it's easy to work with and the pH will help improve your yield.

Play Bark - our Play Bark is more uniform so is very decorative, but it still has the same benefits are the Landscaping Bark.

 

Plant out your Christmas Tree... 

If you have bought a tree with a root ball for the Christmas period you are lucky you can now transfer your tree outside.  Spruces, Pines and Furs prefer a natural sandy loam like our Christmas Compost (or Lawnmix Topsoil).

 Dandy's Christmas Compost

 

Feed the birds...

Winter can be especially hard on our British wildlife.   Put out wild bird seed and fat balls.  Top up feeders for squirrels and ensure ice is broken on bird baths and ponds.

Dandy's Wildlife care

 

18, December, 2018 by Amanda Arnold

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