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The Sunday Gardener is an independent website packed full of gardening advice, tips, seasonal information and pages of practical gardening info. There are over 200 pages of gardening advice and if you need more information, e-mail The Sunday Gardener for help.

You can search this website for information on any gardening topics. See the search function bottom left below.

Gardening Calendar a month by month guide.

 What to do in the garden in December offers some wintery gardening tips, including how to prevent wind rock in roses and dealing with hellebore black spot. Don't let this freezing weather damage your water butt, and what to do about snow damage on shrubs.

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  • boston ivy  310
  • Daphne odora Aureomarginata 310
  • Skimmia Japonica 310
  • clematis-cirrhosa--'freckles'-winter-flowering
  • Robin and berries 310

There are over 60 short videos on The Sunday Gardener's YouTube channel full of gardening tips and ideas. Everything from How to get Wisteria flower, pruning clematis, all sorts of veg videos and what to do in your garden from March - July.  

Plants for December and Ideas for Christmas

Christmas shop full of ideas for gifts and Christmas decoration

Check out inspiring ideas from Crocus for Christmas decorations, splendid gifts for gardeners, and some fantastic outside lighting.

There are also fresh flowers, wreaths and trees and more with Christmas discounts via the Christmas shop.

Clematis 'Christmas suprise' amd Helleborus Christmas Carol

What a great gardening gift, Clematis 'Christmas surprise' a semi-evergreen, group 1, no pruning, Clematis flowering between December and February. Currently, 30% discount check out at Crocus (affiliate link.) Staying with the Christmas theme Helleborus 'Christmas Carol' is a lovely pure white Hellebore flowering from December to March also on sale at Crocus.

Make a free, eco friendly Christmas Wreath

Christmas is creeping up on us.

If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, why not have a go at making an eco friendly Christmas wreath.

This wreath is fully compostable, has no plastic, and I made entirely it from vegetation found in the garden, which means it has travelled no air miles. 

This short 6 minute video is a step-by-step guide.

It is easy to make, and unique as you will make it with what is in your garden. Questions, just drop me a mail.

 

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants to suit your garden.

bee on sedum

Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

tomatoes on the vine ripening

How to grow your own veg, including growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers.

toms in hanging basket

A month by month guide with  top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

ducks on garden pond

An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, installingpond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

gardening tips

Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what frost hardy means, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

gardening calender  month by month what to do in the garden

Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award-winning blog, including visitors' questions.

Last updated 13.11.2021