David Domoney Newsletter

December: The holidays are coming!

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It really feels like winter is upon us this week, with much of the country under a blanket of frost (or even snow) the last couple of days. But there is plenty to look forward to as the days get shorter, and all the festivities to anticipate as the month comes to a close.

Consider adding some December colour to your garden with my top ten plants to enjoy in your garden this month. Or consider some of these festive plants that not only you can enjoy, but you could also gift to your friends and family.

This time of the month is the most exciting time when you can look forward to decorating your home, including the main event: your Christmas tree. Before you head out to choose a tree for your home this month, watch this video to make sure you are picking the perfect one to suit your needs.

You can catch me on Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV on Sunday, December 17th. Make sure to tune in for some garden gadget gifts for your green-fingered friends.

This December, get yourself a hot drink and enjoy your garden indoors if the weather is on the colder side. For advice and my best gardening tips, visit my website and YouTube channel.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


Gardening tip of the month

Make Pine Cone Christmas Tree decorations

A fun activity for all the family, decorate some pine cones this month to decorate your home in time for Christmas.

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Choose your pine cones

If the weather permits, head out with your loved ones to your nearest local pine tree. You might be lucky enough to have one in your garden. Choose a selection of your favourite pine cones.

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Paint on your base

Choose what colour you would like your pine cone Christmas tree base to be. I’ve used gold and silver some sparkle, but you can choose whatever colour you would like. I’ve also added some spray-on snow for a wintery feel.

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Add your chosen decorations

The world is your oyster when it comes to decoration. Pompoms, tinsel, glitter, even a little star on the top. Maybe even try to match your design to your home’s Christmas colour scheme! I’ve even used a wine cork and ribbon to give one a trunk.

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Add any final touches

Add any other details you would like to your tree. I’ve added some string to one of mine, so I can add it to my Christmas tree decoration collection. You could also pop it on top of some florist wire or a long, thin stick to add it to your Christmas bouquets or other displays.

New Video from David

In this latest video, see my top tips for caring for real Christmas trees.

Top Plants

Find out my suggestions of the best plants to grow in your garden this December for some interest and colour.

Top Job for December

Add some wonderful fragrance to your garden this month by potting up some wonderfully scented shrubs.

Win a Blower Vac

Win a 3-in-1 Blower, Vac and Mulcher courtesy of Yard Force to make sure your garden is tidy and winter ready.

Watch Now

In this video, I show you how to make natural Christmas decorations using items found in the garden.

Why do leaves change colour?

Why do leaves change from green to red, orange, gold, and brown in the autumn and winter?

Plants for Purpose

Find out some of the best plants to add a subtle festive atmosphere to either your garden, or your home.

Win a Hogilo Hedgehog Home

Enter my free prize draw for a chance to win a Hogilo Hedgehog home, perfect to support wildlife in the winter months.

Growing guide: Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are easy flowers to grow. So easy, and safe, that children of any age can have a go.

Win 1 of 5 Asian Hornet Traps

Asian hornets are a predatory species in the UK. Win one of these traps to help limit their spread in spring.

Shop with David Domoney

Shop for Homeware

Find a range of homeware items to add a stylish flourish to your home.

Shop for Christmas

Find inspirational gift ideas for your family, friends, or yourself this Christmas.

Shop for Wildlife

Find a range of products to help you care and support wildlife in your garden.

Make your own wreath

Get into the festive spirit and create your own evergreen wreath at home.

Plants as Christmas Gifts

Choose a living gift this year to brighten up the homes of your friends and family.

Win an OASE BiOrb Air 30

Win an OASE biOrb Air 30, an automated terrarium that adds a touch of style to your home.

Here are the winners from December:

£500 Amazon Gift Voucher:

Carol Atikinson

Christmas LED Reindeer Decoration

Rachel Willis

Congratulations! Keep your eyes peeled for other competitions and winner announcements throughout December.