Working in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Working in a Winter Wonderland

[caption id="attachment_309" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Our Kent Showgardens during Winter"]Our Kent Showgardens during Winter[/caption] Winter is creeping up. It stops being all sunny, the days get gradually shorter. It gets darker and colder then BOOM - It's freezing. Don't get caught out (again), now is the time to take precautions with your precious garden features. Firstly make sure your lovely urns have drainage, clear any holes so that water can drain away, because the two main enemies are water and frost. Most importantly, make sure that a valuable fountain is empty of water and ideally bagged in polythene. Water expands when it freezes and so can break almost anything.  A ping pong (table tennis) ball or other floating object will prevent a birdbath icing up and can still be used by the birds!

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