Hanging baskets are the ideal choice to bring colour and interest into your garden or around your door. They raise your garden from ground- to eye-level and are easy and cost-effective to create. You can also create new hanging baskets for every season for a quick burst of colour throughout the year.
You might assume that winter in the garden is a time for tidying, pruning and waiting for spring. While it is true that tidying and pruning ought to form part of your winter garden activities, the UK’s temperate climate makes year-round growing and gardening possible not only in greenhouses, but also in gardens and allotments. Here are 10 tips to help any gardener make the most of the winter season.
When most people think of an orchard, they often think of something resembling a neatly laid-out forest; in fact, when varieties are carefully chosen and tended, even a modest-sized garden can accommodate an orchard worthy of the name. There is nothing to stop you growing apples, pears, peaches, cherries or plums in any garden, or on balconies, in patio pots or in conservatories and greenhouses.
Between October’s mellow ambience and the long nights of December’s holiday period, November has much to offer the gardener. The mix of gloomy greys, crispy frosts and low sunshine with unexpected warmth offer plenty of opportunities to finish those year-end tasks and plan for the new season.
As any gardener knows, winter is not always kind to plants. Wind, rain and particularly frost can all cause damage but, with a little forethought and planning, it is possible to ensure your plants make it through the winter in excellent shape.