Tag: "Winter"

Deciduous trees for winter planting

Deciduous trees for winter planting

With autumn’s vibrant hues still in mind, winter is planting time for deciduous trees. Apart from the temporary nuisance factor that the autumn leaf drop can be (just think of all the good that composted leaf litter will do for your soil), deciduous trees are enormously useful things to have in your garden. They provide […]

Gardening with Roses

Gardening with Roses

It’s hard to feel inspired about roses in the dead of winter, but June is the best month to go shopping (and get planting) if you want to grow the world’s most romantic blooms in your own garden. The dilemma most of us have with roses is that the most desirable of blooms are borne […]

Winter Crops and Flowers

Winter Crops and Flowers

Timing is one of the most important aspects of gardening if you wish to have fresh vegetables to eat straight from the garden during winter and colourful flower displays in your borders and containers. Timing requires that you plant about now, seeds or seedlings that will just about reach maturity as winter sets in. If […]

Keeping Plants Happy and Alive in Winter

Keeping Plants Happy and Alive in Winter

Winter might be a bit of a hard time for us with the wet and cold but at least we can get warm & dry by putting on dry clothing or lighting a fire. If you were a plant stuck in a pot or in a garden there is nothing you could do to combat […]

Container Plants in Winter

Container Plants in Winter

Winter can be a tough time for plants that grow in containers either outside or indoors, unless you take some special care of them. Before we look at the problems these plants face, let us consider the difference between plants growing in the garden and the ones in containers. Garden plants have nature to look […]

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