Approaching the shortest winter day is a reminder to check that the garden is ready to get through its hibernation without too much trouble.
Ensure all staked trees are secure (it’s amazing how easily stakes and plant ties become loose with out yo-yoing weather).
All pots are moved to a sheltered spot/inside or covered in layers of light fleece allowing them to breathe but also fend off the harshest of frosts.
Make sure tender plants are all in an insulated greenhouse with heat if possible. Maintaining 10C is best especially at night when temperatures drop.
Finally, remember to sit back and relax, take stock of the garden year and peruse the seed catalogues to plan for the next one… perfect for your Christmas list!