Find the perfect Christmas tree
The holly and the ivy
Colin shares his tips on how to decorate your house this Christmas with the perfect plants: holly, ivy, cotoneaster, conifer and viburnums. For plant prezzies, why not try azaleas? Also, how to protect your garden in the bleak midwinter.
We just do not know where we are in terms of the weather at present.
Hard frosts are expected over winter
I have been out and about very early in the mornings and sometimes it's
Some mornings the temperatures have been so low that the plants I have put in my shed have even been showing signs of damage from the cold. If you have plants like this stored away then check them over from time to time and just cover them lightly with sheets of newspaper especially if the weather forecast is for hard
Greenery for Christmas decorating in the house can now be chosen and
Holly, ivy, cotoneaster, conifer and viburnums all make wonderful displays. All you need to do when the time comes is cut a section from the base of the
I then like to use floral oasis, the water holding foam, as a base on
Azalea indica will be given as gifts this Christmas. The best known of all azalea's, this lovely indoor plant will provide colour for many weeks. The most popular types are the pink ones but colours vary from white right through to reds, purples and yellows.
Keep the plant in an open position with plenty of natural light. Water as
In the late spring indoor azalea's will benefit by being placed
1: Cut hazel sticks now and store away to use as pea and bean sticks
2: If you are thinking about getting your Christmas tree soon then
If you buy one without roots then treat it like a cut flower and place
3: Protect crowns and roots from frost by piling a mulch of leaves or
last updated: 08/12/2008 at 16:05
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