Gardening Tips (IV)

To avoid tender plants getting damaged by frost, listen
to the weather forecast and protect delicate plants with
newspaper or old clothes.

To prevent snow damaging small conifers, when it is
forecast tie the branches to the trunk with string,
however, do not leave them tied for more than a day
or two.

As long as you don't mind how they look, old car tires
make a good temporary cold frames for new seedlings.
Sow the seeds inside the tyre and place a piece of
glass or clear plastic on top. The rubber absorbs the
heat during the day and releases it over night.

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