Posted: 22/09/2013 at 12:51
Thank you for all the advice and I think it will be mulch for me...for the plants!
The man who claims to predict the weather so far in advance is David King and the article was in the 30th August edition of The Lady but I can see the sense in snow not being the problem as the snow will keep the plants snug and warm.
Even as a new gardener I can see the logic of not worrying about weaklings and being all Malthus about it. I will dispose of anything that dies and duplicate what lives!
One last quetion on wintering down my garden.. Just what part of the pant is the crown? I would have thought it would be the top but my tiny hydrangea has finally got its finger out and has crept about 45 cms up the fence so I dont want to cut that down and cover it with mulch..do I? Other plants are roses, dogwood, clematis, hypericum, kew and, of course, ericas.