Skimmia‘If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant’ Anne Bradstreet


  • Keep feeding the birds in the garden
  • Top up bird baths with warm water
  • Take hardwood cuttings
  • Check all your tender plants are still well protected
  • Plant Hyacinths and indoor daffodils for indoor scent
  • Buy your Christmas tree, decorations, Christmas lights and Wreaths at the Secret Garden

Do not forget we are open from the 1st of December to the 23rd  9am – 7pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. And we are open from 9am – 1pm on Christmas eve. Closed on Christmas day and Boxing day


We are Closed New years day but from the 2nd we are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays

  • Repair and reshape the edges of your lawn
  • Plan what you want to do in the garden this year
  • Decide what seeds you want to grow


  • Buy and plant your seeds. Especially your sweet peas and tomatoes
  • Clear weeds from beds intended for seeds
  • Prune apples and pears
  • Protect peaches from peach leaf curl
  • Clear dead leaves from the lawn and from around pots on the patio
  • Dead head pansies and violas.
  • Seed potatoes are available.
  • Choose a flowering Hellebore.