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do you think I should shelter my agapanthus from the high winds tonight as they are in pots or do you think they will be ok
do you cut back these over winter or will they just die off
I cut back flowerspikes and bring pots into gh (unheated) for the winter. Some lose their leaves - in which case pull them off when they turn yellow/brown - and some are more evergreen. Don't water them til you see the new green shoots in spring, then start with the tomato food twice a week.
As for tonight, i would move them to a sheltered space if you can still see them in the dark!
I think the agapanthus will be OK tonite. Not sure about the pots
Agree with Chicky. Can you just get them inside under cover asap until this storm has passed over? The pots could topple over/around & things get damaged.
Then if you have a coldframe/greenhouse- doesnt have to be heated IME- then they would prefer to be under cover over the winter months. I'd wrap the pots to insulate the roots & with the deciduous ones remove the dying leaves. I'd then cover the pots, wherever you've decided to keep them, with a couple of fleece sheets/or a cloche. On mild days just check that there's no mouldy leaves remaining. J.
I keep mine in a cold GH over winter, probably should have put them in before now to dry them off a bit. Not going out there now.
I think I will move to the conservatory tonight as it's my prize plant that didn't flower for me this year but it was the only one when I bought it in July that wasn’t in flower.
Thank for all the help
I just left mine outside I meant to cut the spikes off today but never got round to it ( made jam roly Polly instead!!) so hope mine is ok as want to collect the seeds
did some say cake well it's almost cake
Put Mum's in GH during week, thought it might drown.
so do you just leave it alone all winter or keep on with the watering
They say it is best to leave it alone - only start watering when you see green shoots in spring. However, this is for an unheated GH - not sure about a conservatory, which would be warmer and drier.
I will keep my eyes on it chicky thanks for the info
Bump for Judi
Chicky could you put them in the garage or shed?
Lily only if it's got plenty of light not really ideal you be better of wrapping only the pot/tub with bubble wrap and fleece around the foliage in a sheltered part of the garden (out of the wind)
The shed is a potting shed with mainly glass to one side. Or perhaps in the conservatory, it doesn't have central or under floor heating
I have A in v. large pots which I cover with a bin liner when they die down. They always survive. The less hardy ones ( usually have wider fleshier leaves) in smaller pots I give a bit more protection to, in a cold frame or unheated GH.
I'm putting mine in the conservatory Lily and like you I have no heating in there as well but I know at the moment it is 5 deg warmer in my conservatory and wind free.
I'm cleaning the green stuff of the roof at the moment
Yuk not a pleasant job. We must do that too in the next few days. Be careful James