10 plants for frost pockets
Frosty spot? We pick 10 of the best plants to grow in chilly areas of the garden.
Frost pockets are small, low-lying areas, where both late and early frosts are more likely than other areas of the garden, increasing the risk to tender plants.
Some areas are particularly prone to becoming frost pockets, for example, dips and dells in the garden that can act as collecting points for cold air.
So it's important that the plants we choose for these locations can deal with a shorter growing season and more frequent frosts. Frost pockets can be made more accommodating to plants by improving drainage, planting close together, growing British natives and applying a deep mulch in spring.
More tough plants to grow:
Read on to discover which 10 plants flourish among frost.
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' is a a slender grass with tall straw-coloured flowerheads in late summer. Very low maintenance, it's ideal for the smaller garden and will come into leaf in early spring.
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