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At end August I bought a sad aquelegia for 50p. Re-potted and nursed so it is now a lovely big healthy plant.But it has a lot of flowers and more comming. It is in the coldframe facing east and quite sheltered. How do I care for it now? Will it overwinter in coldframe, garage or should it come in to the house. I am in Staffordshire. Any tips appreciated. Thank you, Maggie
Just enjoy it mags. It's hardy, you don't need to hide it in a cold frame. It's celebrating youyr superior nursing care. It will probably flower again at the more normal time
How lovely to have something so beautiful at this time of year as a reward for your tlc. I agree with Nut, best kept out in the fresh air.
Oh, that's great! It seems such a delicate plant I was sure it wouldn't be hardy. I will move it out to where I can see it and stop fussing! Thank you both very much. Mags
SORRY! It isn't an aquelegia. It is an ALSTROMARIA. Not the same thing atall. I feel such a fool! Mags
LOL!!! It happens to us all - my one and only alstromeria is in a pot and is overwintering in a sheltered corner of the terrace - if we get snow forecast I'll move it into the little wooden growhouse and cross my fingers.
There was a query a while back http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/alstroemeria-overwintering/31182.html