Brush snow from plants

Gardeners' World - - Around The Garden -

A canopy of snow over a shrub or hedge can look mag­i­cal but the weight can cause branches to drop and snap. Knock off the snow onto the ground with a long-han­dled broom or rake. The snow at the very top on the lead­ing shoots needs to be knocked off, too, to save dam­ag­ing the over­all shape of the shrub. Hedges par­tic­u­larly can have shoots snapped out along their flat top. They will re­cover even­tu­ally, but it’s bet­ter to avoid it.

Snow can in­su­late plants, but if heavy can dam­age struc­ture

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