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The Casual Gardener: Choice gifts for Christmas

John Manley
:: Grow Your Own Liquorice Plant Kit (£7) – Part of a ‘Grow Your Own…' series that also features the likes of green tea, venus fly trap and wisteria bonzai, this quirky kit is a comparatively cheap stocking filler or secret Santa gift.

The Casual Gardener: Ornamental grasses are great for winter

John Manley
FOR anybody left disheartened by last week’s column and particularly the reminder that it’ll be the end of February before dusk comes after six o’clock, I have some good news, of sorts – there are only 40 days until the winter solstice.

Gardening: how to protect your plants from winter frosts

AS the weather cools down, plants will need covering, bulbs will need lifting or mulching and extra winter protection given to tender specimens which will have to be brought indoors if they are to survive the coldest months.

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