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from cold winter winds. Ensure the soil is free-draining, as plants can freeze if left standing in pools of icy water.Plug plants, seedlings or seed of winter salad, including corn salad, land cress, lettuce, wild rocket and mustardTrowel and fork
It couldn't be easier to freeze fresh herbs. All you'll need are a few ice cubetrays, chopped herbs and freshly filtered tap water. The frozen herbcubes can then be stored in the freezer until you're ready to use them.Home-grown herbs such as basil
of them. Bare-root rose plantSpadeForkBamboo caneGranular fertiliser, such as chicken manureDecember - mid-March 20 minutes for each rose June - AugustDig out a hole in the soil to the depth of a garden spade and the same width. Put the soil to one side
to the garden when the container is past its best - they will grow for years to comeFor extra protection against the cold, line metal containers with bubblewrap. It will help prevent compost from freezingMore winter plant projectsPlant up a snowdrop
in the winter to stop the phormium's roots freezing.More container ideas for shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-tolerant begonia and plectranthus in a container.Brightening a shady corner with begonia and pelargonium.Growing shade-loving hostas and ferns.
Winter wildlifeMost garden wildlife hibernates over winter, as food is in short supply and freezing temperatures make life difficult. Learn how to help wild creatures through the cold winter months, below.In winter, wild animals and insects hunker
resistance. The fruit freezes well, but is a bit pippy.Good summer-fruiting raspberries'Malling Leo'Fruiting throughout July, this variety is twice the size of a normal raspberry, and produces good, firm berries that have a slight tartness. Highly productive