carnations

I have potted up some carnations and put them in my greenhouse over winter,image do i need to water them now and then our can i leave them till spring ie march time

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  • daydaisydaydaisy Posts: 364

    As far as I am aware John, Carnations are hardy. I kept mine outside last winter and they came to no harm. I wouldn't let them dry out in the greenhouse but I would be wary of overwatering anything in the winter season. Good luck with them.

  • thanks i always thought carnations were not hardy will have to check image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,738

    There are garden and greenhouse varieties of carnation so it depends which you have http://www.allwoods.net/category_s/55.htm image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • thanks dove but it says on the seed packet that they are half hardy  they are loverly thats why i thought i would keep over winter in greenhouse image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,738

    If they're half-hardy then keep them in the greenhouse and protect from frost - keep the soil dry-ish.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Thanks dove will do have a merry xmas image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,738

    And a Merry Christmas to you too image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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