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I am aware that you can buy protective fleeces, but I would love to hear of some of the other useful, inventive things that you use to protect fragile pot plants in Winter. Many thanks  image  


  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,654

    bubble wrap round the pot and bricks (or 'feet') under it

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    With no greenhouse, I have used large plastic cloches, straw sitting on the soil surround and this year, I will probably try bubble wrap around the pot and straw on the base as I have started growing some quite tender plants, so interested to see if that works. I have heard, hessian also works, so it's just a case of thinking about something that is breathable but also keeps frost off.

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    This is how I cover my planters in the winter. I plant them up with spring bulbs and hardy annuals. I then put protective fleece over them. Also when the bulbs start to grow it protects them from the snails, slugs and the squirrels from digging them up. 

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