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Protect you plants from the cold weather and wrap half-hardy bananas, palms, cannas and ginger lilies in fleece and straw if they grow in sheltered positions. Alternatively lift the plants, pot or crate them up and bring into a frost-free greenhouse
Learn about the different techniques for protecting cannas and gingers over winter, with Chris Beardshaw's video advice on covering them in the border or lifting and storing them indoors.October-NovemberMore advice on caring for cannas and gingers
I have a green and a red cordoline I wrapped the green one up a couple of years ago it got too warm and rotted. I cut it back and it has grown again. How do I protect it from frost without it sweating and rotting again this year. I dont have a
Banana plants need plenty of wrapping in winter to keep them warm. Without protection, the cold weather will decimate them and they'll have to grow from scratch in spring. A little extra effort will ensure thriving bananas that bring tropical cheer
I have been out to the garden and found that something has eaten my Lupin. Can anyone advise? I do want to protect the rest of the lupins from the same fate! That would be snail damage -they climb up the stem-have had similar damage and caught
what if my cordyline is planted in the ground. Is it the same technique? Great advice thank you :-) The recent snow has damaged the leaves on my cordyline - broken them at the stem so they wont stand up. What should I do with the plant now - will this kill it off?
Hi Pippa. I know that white rabbit feeling - the nights are drawing out even though it is snowing and the greenhouse still looks like Armageddon! I will have to start my seeds off in the conservatory this year; what seeds to you sow early ie now? What a relief to hear that even a...
Despite summer drought in my part of the East Midlands, my apple crop has been pretty good on most trees, but there’s just one problem. A much larger proportion of fruit than ever before has been pecked on the tree itself, resulting in small holes that soon lead to rotting.Now, I...
I sowed some californian poppy seeds last month and I noticed yesterday that they've developed into little seedlings. Will these be ok to be left where they are throughout the winter or will I need to protect them? They'll need some fleece
How can I overwinter chocolate cosmos? I have lovely clumps of these still flowering in containers but I never manage to bring them through the winter. I have an unheated greenhouse and I also sew wool-and-hessian bags to protect my container plants