Preventing winter damage

Cold, wet, windy winter weather can damage trees, shrubs and garden structures such as trellis. Improving shelter, staking plants, mulching, wrapping pots and careful matching of plants to places will help to prevent this kind of damage.

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Packing insulating materials around a tender palm to prevent winter damage

Quick facts

Suitable for: Trees, shrubs, tender plants, garden structures
Timing: Mainly in autumn, before the winter
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

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