A Greenhouse can make a great addition to your garden. They allow you to enrich your plant selection with specimens which are not hardy enough to survive outdoors all year round. In the UK,...
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Most perennials become dormant in winter, although there are a special few that hold their leaves or flower.
Root cuttings are a good way to propagate perennials with thick fleshy roots. The cuttings can be left outside during winter, although standing them in a coldframe is preferable.
Indoor hyacinths are a fragrant winter favourite, often ‘forced’ to create a Christmas gifts.
Many vegetables are difficult to store well. If you live in a sheltered part of the country, some veg, including leeks, parsnips and carrots, can safely be left in the ground until you need them. If you need to harvest your veg, you will find that root vegetables store best.
There are times when it is necessary to move an established tree or shrub. Perhaps you are moving house and want to take a favourite tree with you, or you need to move a shrub into a different position. Younger trees and shrubs are generally easier to move than those that are fully mature.