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do you think I should shelter my agapanthus from the high winds tonight as they are in pots or do you think they will be ok 

do you cut back these over winter or will they just die off 





  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    I cut back flowerspikes and bring pots into gh (unheated) for the winter.  Some lose their leaves - in which case pull them off when they turn yellow/brown - and some are more evergreen.  Don't water them til you see the new green shoots in spring, then start with the tomato food twice a week.  

    As for tonight, i would move them to a sheltered space if you can still see them in the dark!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I think the agapanthus will be OK tonite. Not sure about the pots

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,058

    Agree with Chicky. Can you just get them inside under cover asap until this storm has passed over? The pots could topple over/around & things get damaged.

    Then if you have a coldframe/greenhouse- doesnt have to be heated IME- then they would prefer to be under cover over the winter months. I'd wrap the pots to insulate the roots & with the deciduous ones remove the dying leaves. I'd then cover the pots, wherever you've decided to keep them, with a couple of fleece sheets/or a cloche. On mild days just check that there's no mouldy leaves remaining. J.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I keep mine in a cold GH over winter, probably should have put them in before now to dry them off a bit. Not going out there now.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I think I will move to the conservatory tonight as it's my prize plant that didn't flower for me this year but it was the only one when I bought it in July that wasn’t in flower.

     Thank for all the help


  • I just left mine outside I meant to cut the spikes off today but never got round to it ( made jam roly Polly instead!!) so hope mine is ok as want to collect the seeds 

  • did some say cake well it's almost cake

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Put Mum's in GH during week, thought it might drown.

  • so do you just leave it alone all winter or keep on with the watering 

    unheated conservatory

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    They say it is best to leave it alone - only start watering when you see green shoots in spring.  However, this is for an unheated GH - not sure about a conservatory, which would be warmer and drier.

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