Garden sheds can help to fight the frost

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Homeowners can call on garden sheds to help them protect fragile plants from the coming winter frosts, it has been suggested.

A lifestyle article by claims that plants like "tender dahlias, cannas and bananas, and overwinter fuchsias" can live on through the winter if gardeners trim them down and move them to a frost-free location.

"Bring tender fuchsia baskets into a frost-free basement, garage or garden shed," it advised. "Cut back the dangling branches to 6-inch stumps. Let the cold and dark days send them into dormancy."

Elsewhere, it was suggested that homeowners can keep their gardens looking in good shape after the cold snap by pulling up weeds now.

The website noted that perennial weeds are the ones that survive the winter and tend to come back larger in the spring.

Earlier this month, Tim Doherty, managing director of the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, claimed that the economic environment is right for self-build property projects at present.

Posted by Martin Corby
    - 20 October 2010
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