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of rubbish before starting bonfires to ensure a hedgehog hasn't set up residenceMow lawns on dry days with the blades on a high settingWrap outside taps with insulation material to prevent them freezing Spread compost from old growing bags on to outdoor beds
Clean and sharpen pruning toolsRepair and treat fencing and timber structures while climbing plants are dormantBring all watering equipment indoors, including hoses and sprinklersWrap insulation around outside taps and cut off the water supply
and out before putting up bubble polythene for insulationSow hardy annuals, like calendulas, in pots for early displaysCheck bulbs, corms and tubers in store for signs of rotWater sparingly in winter, taking care not to splash water aroundPick yellowing
will be affected. Is K glass any good for using in a coldframe? Thanks I don't foresee much of a problem-the light levels will be marginally lower the insulation will definitely be better-it will be heavier of course- and you may need to ventilate more-but other
pottery or stone. I saw that about hessian and I wondered why as it will rot eventually. Is it insulating enough to protect a plant in winter?
Haven't enough to brush off here ... A useful reminder.Thanks, Gran done mine 3 times in last 24 hours lucky for me its stoped snowing now I leave it on, acts as good insulation. Berghill wrote (see) I leave it on, acts as good insulation. So do I
in my shed. Those in use will benefit from an overcoat, so during the coldest periods I’ll keep them wrapped in bubble polythene to help provide insulation from cold.2. Store hose reels under coverHose cart, fittings and nozzles are easily damaged
box construction please.Am interested in building one but unsure of dimensions and insulation, do you use manure and leaf/straw or is solar heat enough?
varieties or trailing look fine. Vine weevils can be a pest- you would see the tell-tale leaf notches if the pot got infested. Hardy ones can survive a reasonable winter in large, well insulated pots, but I always take cuttings of mine every year
on growing seedsPricking out seedlings, with Monty Don from BerryfieldsInsulate your greenhouseSow seeds indoorsBrowse a variety of tender perennial plantsView plants by soil type