Posted: 24/11/2013 at 12:06
Mine went in the GH very early not because of the cold but because I'd planted them in self watering troughs and due to all the rain we had in October they were wet through, I drained them as much as I could and hoped they would dry indoors. They seem to have, but I'll have to wait and see if it has been enough.
I use the troughs to give them a chance of survival when I go on holiday, but they aren't the best idea as they can keep them wet in the winter, hence mildew. They are standing on old pallets on the GH floor to aid ventilation and keep them off the cold floor. The GH is bubble wrapped but I haven't closed the side window as yet.
As Verdun says they can stand some cold, my Dad used to say that they could stand a bit of frost. Dunno on that one. This year I'll keep the healthy leaves on and as Verdun says won't fleece them unless very cold, and will try cutting them back next September. With my track record I've nothing to lose. Best year 3 from 20 survived.
Good luck and let's know how you get on. Would also like to know how Mark gets on.
Thanks Verdun & Dave.