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.AdamMake the decoration on a flat surface and attach the lights after hanging.More seasonal plant projectsHow to make formal Christmas plantersCreate a Christmas holly pot displayMaking a Christmas wreathCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing
and ornamental cabbage.Growing pansies for winter colour.
and ophiopogon pot displayCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing pansies for winter colour
will do.More winter plant projectsPlant up a hellebore and carex pot displayCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing pansies for winter colour
…the sweet gum tree alias... Liquidambar styraciflua (gasps and prolonged applause).If left to its own devices it will grow to about 25m which, I hear you cry, is far too big for the average garden. True, but it is also a tree that will respond well
There are some plants I struggle with, and one family in particular: the brassicas. I can't say that I am a huge fan of the taste of all the kales and cabbages. I never have been and don't think I ever will!But it has always infuriated me that
place at the top table because it has a French name and in spite of the fact that it is really just a pea in an overcoat.Pippa is not that keen on the brassicas and to a certain extent I agree: too many of us have vivid memories of grey school cabbage
plant projectsHow to make formal Christmas plantersCreating a Christmas door decorationMaking a Christmas wreathCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing pansies for winter colour
-summerKeeping other moths at bayCabbage white caterpillars on brassicas and nasturtiums.Codling moth on apples, pears, quince and walnuts.Mullein moth on verbascum, buddleja and figwort.Caterpillars on any plants.
results with shallots in the past and they pickle well if there are too many to eat.For greens I'm sticking to cabbages (red, savoy and winter types) plus a couple of beds of leeks, because I love them so much. I'll also sow a few herbs and salads like