How do I winter our new bay plant, can it live outside. We live in East Yorkshire m
near the coast.
Is it in a pot?
Mine lives outside in the ground. The roots are bit more at risk in a pot.
Yes it is
I'm sure someone will come in and advise on this. I've never tried it in a pot
How about wrapping the outside of the pot with some bubble wrap? That should give the pot some insulation.
Good idea, but I guess I leave the plant uncovered?
I had 2 in pots by my north facing porch for a couple of yrs. They came to no harm. Planted them in the garden a few yrs ago and have to hard prune regularly to keep them manageable. I've had a few leaves burned by cold dry wind, but they've survived the last couple of winters will no ill effect.
Here's some info from the RHS website-
Cheers, we do use a lot in cooking so would hate to loose it
If you are really worried, try sinking the pot into the ground overwinter. This will stop the roots freezing and you can raise it in spring.
it has to be in a sheltered spot ,if its in a pot it might be worth putting in shed as the frost will get in to the pot.
I bring mine into an unheated GH each year, after it kept getting knocked back by the frosts. It is doing much better now (been inside the last two winters)
I hate to put a dampner on it but I nearly lost one planted in the ground the last cold winter we had. I live on the Glos Hrfd Welsh border so fairly well south It got caught by the weather and looked dead. I cut it down low, fed it and then it re-grew. Therefore, if you can sink the pot in the ground and, if you hear of really cold frosty/snowy weather then cover with fleece. I have just read Pete's message above and if you follow that you should be OK.