Christmas Eve: 9am – 5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Thursday 27th: 9am – 5pm
Friday 28th: 9am – 5pm
Saturday 29th: 9am – 5pm
Sunday 30th: 10.30 – 4.30pm
Monday 31st: 9am – 5pm
New Years Day: Closed
Wednesday 2nd Jan back to normal opening hours
Our Santa’s Grotto will be open every weekend up until Christmas 11am – 4pm.
Kindly run by Haddenham & Districe Rotary Club, and just £5.50 per child including a gift.
All proceeds to Rotary Charities.
- Divide herbaceous perennials.
- Move tender plants into a greenhouse or conservatory.
- Harvest apples, pears, grapes & nuts.
- Prune climbing roses.
- Plant wallflowers, winter pansies & other Spring bedding plants.
- Plant your Spring flowering bulbs now.
- Good time to plant herbaceous perennials.
- A good month to move & plant trees, shrubs & climbers as well as for hedge planting.
- Last chance to trim deciduous hedges.
- Any disease affected leaves, like black spot on roses should be raked up & destroyed- DO NOT COMPOST, as this will only help spread the disease.
- This is your last chance to scarify, aerate & top dress your lawn.
- Apply an Autumn lawn feed.
- Last chance to mow your lawn before winter.
- Now is the time to remove any tender water plants from your pond. They can be kept in buckets of water in your greenhouse or conservatory.
- Remove pumps or fountains from your ponds or water features, clean them & store them over winter.
- This is a good time to clean your water butts, empty them, spray with a jet nozzle or scrub them out. This will get them ready to collect fresh water over the winter months.
- Drain irrigation systems to prevent them freezing up.
- Replace any glass in your greenhouse.
- Get your lawnmower & hedge trimmer serviced whilst they are not in use.
- Remember to turn your compost heap to speed up composition.
- Reduce the amount of water you give your houseplants now.
- Sweet pea’s can now be sown in the greenhouse for next Spring.
- Insulate your greenhouse.
- Plant up prepared hyacinths for Christmas or New year.
- Cut back hardy geraniums & delphiniums after flowering to encourage a second flowering period and feed with Vitax Q4 after cutting.
- Dead head bedding & perennial flower borders to prolong flowering.
- Mulch borders to help retain moisture & keep weeds down, we recommend Mulch & Mix.
- Liquid feed all containerised plants, keep them well watered throughout dry spells, we recommend Q4 soluble.
- Keep an eye out for aphids, vine weevils & lily beetles (scarlet in colour) & all pests, we recommend ultimate bug killer.
- Mildew & blackspot on roses should be treated with Roseclear.
- Keep newly planted trees & shrubs well watered.
- Keep an eye out for Clematis wilt. Clematis wilt is a fungal disease that causes the leaves to wilt & have black blotches on them. The only treatment is to cut it out.
- Continue to mow your lawns except in drought conditions, during hot weather set the mower blades to a slightly higher level than normal. This will prevent the lawn from drying out.
- Use a liquid feed on your lawn, we recommend using miracle grow lawn feed.
- If you have a pond this is a great time to clear it of all the debris that may be lurking in the depths. This will improve water quality.
- Take advantage of the dry weather to catch up on painting & preserving jobs – sheds, fences & garden furniture are all regularly in need of a new coat. We stock a large range of Ronseal products.
- Hoe borders regularly to keep weeds down.
- Pinch out tomato side shoots.
- Plant out summer bedding.
- Stake tall or floppy plants.
- Shade greenhouses to keep them cool, use greenhouse shading liquid.
- Make sure plants are well watered during dry spells.
- Divide Hostas as they come into growth.
- Aphids multiply rapidly in the summer, control with Bug Clear ultra.
- Mow & edge your lawns once a week.
- Apply a high nitrogen feed to your lawn, we recommend Scott’s Lawn builder.
- Prune deciduous Magnolias once in full leaf.
- Clip evergreen hedges.
- Prune flowering shrubs like Weigela, Deutzia & Philadelphus after they have flowered.
- Tie in climbing & rambling roses.
- Prune overcrowded, dead or diseased stems of Clematis Montana once it has finished flowering.
- Remove reverted shoots on hardy variegated plants.
- Sprinkle fertiliser around perennials, shrubs & roses, we recommend Vitax Q4.
- Caterpillars, aphids & other fly pests can be problematic at this time of year, use PY products to control pests.
- Check roses for signs of blackspot & aphids, we recommend Roseclear as a preventative.
- To remove algae from paths & patios use Patio Magic
- Prune out any remaining frost damage from evergreen shrubs.
- Put your summer hanging baskets & containers out, keep an eye out for late frosts & fleece plants if required.
- Harvest water we have a range of water butts available.
- Dead head roses to encourage more blooms.
- Large flowering poppies can be cut back to ground level after flowering, feed with Vitax Q 4 & water well.
- Thin out fruit - apples , pears etc.
- Watch out for late frosts and protect tender plants with fleece.
- Hedges can start to be clipped, check for nesting birds before you start.
- Mow lawns weekly
- Collect rainwater with a water butt.
- Hoe borders to prevent annual weeds from spreading.
- Liquid feed plants in containers every two to four weeks. Q4 soluble is a good general feed.
- Top dress spring flowering Alpines with grit or gravel to prevent rotting.
- Prune Clematis Montana after flowering.
- Remove any reverted green shoots from variegated evergreens.
- Tie in Rambling & climbing roses as near to horizontal as possible. This will encourage more side shoots, therefore producing more flowers.
- Check roses for signs of black spot and aphids, we recommend Roseclear is used as a preventative.
- Caterpillars, aphids and other flying pests can be a problem this time of year. PY products are excellent at controlling these issues.
- Apply a high nitrogen feed to your lawn to encourage a healthy looking lawn. Scott’s lawn builder lawn food is our recommendation.
- Remove dirt and algae from walls, paving and patios, we recommend Patio Magic.
- In dry spells, treat timber products with Ronseal timber care.
- Apply greenhouse shading to the outside of glass to prevent temperatures soaring on sunny days.
- If growing tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in a greenhouse remember to tie in the leading shoots. Stems are less likely to break or grow in an undesired direction if trained early on.
- Apply a liquid feed to spring bulbs after they have flowered, to encourage good flowering next year, we recommend Q4 soluble.
- Trim back Aubrietia and Alyssum after flowering, this encourages fresh growth and new flowers.
- Keep on top of your weeding.
- Protect fruit trees & fruit bushes from late frosts using protective fleece.
- Tie in climbing & rambling roses to trellis or wires.
- Sow seeds of annuals, biennials, herbaceous plants & vegetable plants outdoors now. For best results prepare a good seedbed, free from weeds & stones.
- Feed trees & shrubs – we recommend Vitax Q4.
- Re-seed your lawn where patches have appeared.
- Now is the time to divide Bamboos & waterlilies.
- Sweet Peas can now be sown outdoors.
- Divide herbaceous plants when they have grown too large for their allotted space.
- Lavenders can be pruned now, protect open wound from frost.
- Hoe your borders.
- Protect your plants from slugs & snails.
- Vine weevil larvae are active now, be aware if your plants suddenly start to wilt. Use vine weevil killer as a drench to control the problem.
- Mulch rose beds with a 5- 8cm layer of organic matter, we recommend blended farm manure.
- Remove frost damaged shoots from evergreen plants.
- Put rabbit guards around newly planted trees & shrubs to protect the bark.
- Mow your lawn as required.
- Repair lawn edges.
- Apply a high nitrogen lawn feed to encourage good strong growth. Scott’s lawn builder lawn food would be our recommendation.
- Excellent time to apply a Lawn weedkiller.
- Sow new lawns from Mid April.
- Remove algae from paths & patios, Patio magic is our recommendation.
- Treat timber structures, we recommend Ronseal products.
- Start to use a liquid feed on your houseplants once you start to see signs of new growth.