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Winter gardening – looking after your tender plants

November 21st, 2016 · No Comments

As winter starts the drawing in there’s a couple of jobs in the garden you can do to make sure your more tender plants survive the winter. The key to helping tender plants survive in the winter it’s to stop or cut down the wind chill factor as it’s often not the actual temperature that kills plants it’s the lowering of the air temperature by the wind causing wind chill factor which has a much lower temperature than the actual ground or still air temperature.
The two main methods to cut down the wind speed is creating a temporary windbreak with a protective netting material placed around the plants on the windward side to filter the wind and create a microclimate and secondly to use horticultural fleece to wrap up such plants as tree ferns and other tender plants

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