Acclimatising plants to the great outdoors is made easier with a cold frame. It might come as a shock to you and your plants, but, poorly acclimatised plants don’t grow as well as their contemporaries who have been hardened-off.
A coldframes is a friend. You can use it throughout the year. In spring and early summer, to harden off young plants; in winter to protect your alpines. Unlike a glasshouse, these frames can be moved to where they are needed …
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Here’s our guide to building a cold fame
Make your own cold frame – we did. If it helps, here’s a pdf to download and use – click this link to open a new page
Put Pollinators First
If you haven’t already, take a look at our Put Pollinators First page, supporting the BBC Gardener’s World campaign to reduce the decline of insects and bees in our gardens. Join the campaign and plant some wild flowers in your garden, as well as deadheading your daffs.
That’s enough from the worms, here’s some tip-top advise from the experts
Including protecting your plants from slugs advice.
Great direction, packed full of links and further reading
Great advice and full of quick and simple tips too, for example … don’t cut into tender plants or evergreens right now as their top growth provides insulation from penetrating cold.
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