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Hi all,

I have some weigeila cuttings which I bought into my conservatory when the weather started to turn. Should I keep them in my conservatory until spring?  Will they be ok like this? I've not found much on Google.

Thanks in advance. 


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Hi Bliss.  I've managed to successfully root my first ever weigela cuttings.?

    My plan is to keep them in my unheated plastic greenhouse over winter. The pots are currently sitting in a seed tray with a propagator lid on, for extra protection.

    I'd be interested to hear input and advice from others with more experience.

    Mind if I tag along? image 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,697

    If they have roots, then unheated is the best way. Do not allow the roots to freeze , but  they do not need heat.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Thanks for the tip fidget image 

    I might put the pots into a deeper tray with a layer of newspaper and fill in with spent compost for extra insulation.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,697

    Excellent idea. Fishmongers have fish delivered in deep polystyrene boxes, with handy drainage holes. I find them useful for growing  salad leaves in a cold greenhouse, but they would be excellent for plunging pots in.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    What a good idea fidget. I'll be scouting out the fishmongers stall at the local market this weekend image 

    (Are they smelly?image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,697

    Wash them out with a bit of vinegar in the final rinse, and hose them down. Smell goes after a few days, or leave them outside in the rain.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    ? Thanks again fidget, I'll give it a go image

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