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Talkback: How to protect plants over winter

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 21:33

kept my cordyline in a pot for a few years then planted it in the ground and up until the 2 bad winters we had in a row i was sure it could cope .hope the temps never get that low again

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 they actually survived that winter

Talkback: How to protect plants over winter

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 23:42

just keep them  out of the worst weather ,wether that means inside or some shelter .they should be ok .i lost a 9 foot cordyline in the winter of 2010/11 it had been ok the year before which was similar .my mistake (i think was to mulch after a wet summer ) also lost a chusan  palm (chinese windmill palm ) in the same area .if possible move them close to a building or something that helps keep away the cold  

Talkback: How to protect plants over winter

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:43

hi chalmers just joined so first post .notice you live in aberdeenshire so lots of winter morning sun .dont really know much about bay trees actually nothing but as they're from the med i think the greenhouse would be the best bet and only a little watering if any when required and if it gets too cold then a bit of protection (fleece ) should do the job as long as the roots dont get too wet  sorry just noticed you mentioned the house .maybe take them in if it gets too cold if small but by rule of thumb bigger plants can take colder temperatures so there you go maybe others can help i'm happy to stand corrected

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