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How do I stop our big Echium Pininanas from rotting over winter?

They all rotted from the top down last winter. It's the cold damp they don't like, I'm told. But what is a good way to keep the damp off them, when they're outside...and will others tolerate being dug up and kept in a cool shed?


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    There’s nothing you can do, they don’t like cold wet weather, they don’t transplant so I doubt they’ll survive digging them up, there’s a few threads on here about them, may be of interest to you. 
    One year I tried fleecing them, didn’t work either I’m afraid. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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