Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:02
i take cuttings of any plants I am concerned about.Obviously I protect, but just in case I know I will have some in reserve.This reduces the amount of space needed to over winter in tunnels etc.
Bubble wrap is good in large areas ie protecting a cold greenhouse, but for pots it can cause too much mositure and mold and fungi etc can take hold.
I also have a cold frame, doesn't need to be big, i made mine out of old planks and a double glazed door which I got out of a skip(with permission)
You can buy fleece quite cheaply to wrap pots in but they are best grouped to help protect each other if you go that way.
Polytunnels are also cheap to make with wood, plastic piping and covered in a heavy duty plastic which can also be used all year round to grow under.
I unfortunately can not afford a greenhouse, but if you can, this is the best way forward as you will get use from it all year, protection in winter, and growing in summer, ie toms, cucumbers peppers etc.and of course bringing on those cuttings ready to plant out
Hope I have helped, but you need to consider what direction your garden is facing -regarding sun and wind.Prevailing wind in England is South Westerly but with climate change I think we are all realising the wind can come from any direction at any time??!!!! Good Luck