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Planted this clematis September last year. It is coming up nicely with 6 flowerbuds already but something is eating the leaves. Suggestions ???? Slugs and snails love clematis when it's fresh in spring so protect it with organic slug pellets and go
A traditional structure for the storage of vegetables. A clamp consists of a pile of the vegetables, layered with straw and soil to protect it from frost and rain. Ventilation holes are plugged with loose straw to prevent the build-up of carbon
I have 3 new fruit trees planted in the spring in half whisky barrels cherry, plum and gage will i need to protect them from frost as they are in tubs, i am in south east. thanks for your help No, they should be fine in that volume of earth.
to replace themCover productive areas of herbs and salads with cloches for protectionSow hardy peas under clochesWrap grease bands around the trunks of fruit trees to protect them from winter moths
After just watching Gardeners' World this evening I wanted to say that I have lost several mature box hedges this summer - in the last 4 weeks - blight took them suddenly within a week. Is there any way of protecting them?
Knock heavy snow off shrubs and conifers to prevent its weight damaging branchesPlace rabbit guards around trees to protect barkFirm down plants lifted by frost or wind rockCover areas needed for early seed sowing with polythene or cloches to warm
Plant out spring bedding, including pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-notsPot up tender perennials from summer displays to bring under cover for winter protectionPrune rambling and climbing rosesRake autumn leaves from lawns and pick out from
find these do just as well as autumn sowings and you don,t have to protect them from mice! Hello Hedgehog, If you have trouble with mice, you can protect your crops with wire mesh. Putting autumn-sown seeds in a metal cage works well, as long
Protect tender plants for winterThe trend for growing exotic looking plants in our gardens means that some of them may need protection from the worst of the winter cold and wet. Wrap half hardy bananas, palms and tree ferns with fleece, straw
Lift dahlia tubers or protect those left in the ground with a thick mulch of straw or barkSow sweet peas now for bigger, earlier blooms next yearCollect seeds and berries from shrubs and flowering plants that you want to propagateEmpty and clean out