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Frost and heavy rain: how to protect plants?

emerbemerb West of IrelandPosts: 28
I live in the west of Ireland so my climate is very wet and relatively mild. However, at the moment frost is forecast in between bouts of heavy rain and sleet. 

I have a young chaenomeles in flower and when I've propped fleece over it the rain has squashed it down onto the blossom, presumably defeating the purpose. Does anyone have any superior methods for frost protection? Or do I just need to build better fleece props?



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,273
    chaenomeles is as tough as old boots. You don't need to bother with protection.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,102
    edited January 2019
    I agree with @Hostafan1 ... chaenomeles is one of those glorious shrubs whose blooms make your heart glad in the grimmest of weather. Nothing for you to do but enjoy it. 
    And don’t forget to use the fruit next autumn.  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • emerbemerb West of IrelandPosts: 28
    Thanks Hostafan1! That's really what I wanted to hear! :smile:
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