Gardening in the snow and frosty weather
Gardening in the snow
The UK has had some harsh winter weather over the last week,with severe frosts, snow and freezing temperatures. Anyone brave enough to attempt gardening in these conditions deserves a big pat on the back! Everyone else who feels daunted by the task, don't panic, there are some things that youcan do to help protect your plants from the cold.
Cold weather is damaging to plants because it causes the water in plant cells to freeze, resulting in the damaging of the cell wall.Snow can have its benefits as it acts as a form of insulation, protecting plants from the cold and frost. Unfortunately snow can also be potentially damaging for your garden as heavy snow can weigh down on tree branches, causing them to break.
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