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storing plants in winter

When I started proper gardening, about 10 or so years ago, my husband bought me a greenhouse, and made some cold frames. I have happily been overwintering plants, cuttings, seedlings, etc. However, we have moved house, and I am not going to have a greenhouse until next year, owing to other demands. Can anyone give me advice on how I should go about taking care of my cuttings? May I also add that my house was built to ensure it is cool in summer, warm in winter, so light levels are not particularly conducive to growing plants. Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me.



  • Perhaps a cold frame would be sutable for the hardy ones?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you, Verdun, I was thinking about that sort of set up, and wondered if there might be a better way because I worry about ventilation. However from what you say, it works! I shall give that a bash. Thank you very much for your response. 

  • Thank you, Dovefromabove. I am sourcing materials as we speak. I shall need cold frames anyway, once I have my new greenhouse and shed. I do gaze at Monty's and Carol's potting sheds with envy, but that is never going to happen! Thanks again.

  • I agree wholeheartedly, Jo. If you see how all his hand tools are hung up, I have made my husband rig up a temporary similar arrangement in our garage. Well, a girl can dream! 

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852

    We always laugh at Montys potting shed, absolutely spotless and rows of tools just out of the plastic cases, never used, gleeming, mine, couldn't dare say!!! 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • It is good to know that nobody is perfect.

  • I bought a plastic green house with a tubular frame it has 6 shelves big enough to walk in all for the sum of £40 from ebay and it was delivered the next day.

    In my mind good value for money. 

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