Garden log cabin could help with early planting

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Homeowners aiming to see their gardens blossom this spring could start their preparations from the comfort of a garden log cabin.

Gardening expert Jo Whittingham noted that many homeowners will be "playing catch-up" in their gardens at this time of year following weeks of severe winter weather.

"If your garden is looking as drab and dishevelled as mine, then get out with secateurs and a rake to cut back last year's old bedraggled foliage and pick up dead leaves to make way for the new growth that's sure to come when milder weather arrives," she suggested in a column for the Scotsman.

In addition, homeowners were advised to avoid walking on gardens where the ground is still sodden from January's thaw and heavy rain.

Instead, Ms Whittingham suggested that people opt to walk on planks where they need to work.

She also advised against sowing early crops like broad beans and peas into cold wet soil, adding that it is better to "start them off" in pots to be planted out later.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 07 February 2011
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