3 of the best... Cold frames
Autumn looms and tender plants and seedlings will soon need protection from harsher weather...
1 A lean-to frame makes the most of heat stored in walls. Aluminium and toughened glass. 1.21m long x 63cm wide x 82cm high; self-assembly. £28.95, www.harrodhorticultural.com
2 The Acacia cold frame in hardwood with shatterproof polycarbonate glazing has an adjustable and lockable lid. 40cm high x 100cm wide x 60cm deep. £79.99, www.crocus.co.uk
3 Hand-crafted Victorian-style copper and glass cloches protect tender plants, and are functional and stylish. Small, medium or large, £79.99 to £159.99, www.suttons.co.uk
Daily tip from the lady archive
“THERE is great satisfaction to be had in properly ironed garments that look as if they have just come out of the shop window.”The Lady. You Can’t Iron? 19th February, 1953