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07/12/2012 at 19:48

I have potted up some carnations and put them in my greenhouse over winter, do i need to water them now and then our can i leave them till spring ie march time

07/12/2012 at 20:05

As far as I am aware John, Carnations are hardy. I kept mine outside last winter and they came to no harm. I wouldn't let them dry out in the greenhouse but I would be wary of overwatering anything in the winter season. Good luck with them.

07/12/2012 at 20:23

thanks i always thought carnations were not hardy will have to check

08/12/2012 at 07:13

There are garden and greenhouse varieties of carnation so it depends which you have http://www.allwoods.net/category_s/55.htm 

08/12/2012 at 09:12

thanks dove but it says on the seed packet that they are half hardy  they are loverly thats why i thought i would keep over winter in greenhouse

08/12/2012 at 15:28

If they're half-hardy then keep them in the greenhouse and protect from frost - keep the soil dry-ish.

09/12/2012 at 09:00

Thanks dove will do have a merry xmas

09/12/2012 at 09:03

And a Merry Christmas to you too 

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