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All cosy and warm ready for the winter. My half hardy annuals have been slowly coming up, but naturally need the winter protection. Will give the lawn another rake to clear the leaves. Still lovely to see some autumn colour.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    Not exactly what I'd want to be looking at for the winter but if your chosen plants need that...

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    sorry, that was rude. I apologise

    and I was referring to the white bags not the flowers

    Last edited: 05 November 2016 20:29:17

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    That would give me goosebumps at night! Very spooky looking. Do you take the fleece off on warm days to let the air get through? I've never used fleece before (my plants have to take their chances in the unheated greenhouse) but ought probably be more sensible than that.

  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Jacqueline, if needs must then very sensible to protect them, save buying new ones next spring and anyway, if you are like most of us, they are your babies, you have nurtured them this far, can't just look out of your cozy window watching them wilt ?

  • Hi thanks for your comments, some nice some not so nice. Each to their own is what I say, If you had seen some of my pictures in the spring and summer, they looked colourful. It is the autumn now and due to be winter months as well, so not much colour about.

    We are not overlooked in our garden, therefore I do not think it matters whatsoever if I look out to covered pots. It is the first time that I have grown hardy annuals for the spring, so as people say, I am on a learning curb.

    Everyone has a right to speak how they feel, and I have a right to have my garden they way I want. Anyway we still have a bit of colour down the sides of the lawn, and also the beautiful autumn leaf colours.

    I am ahead of the game as I am having an operation on my wrist this Tuesday. So do not know if I can get out to do any gardening for the rest of this year? But I can assure you, that the birds will be fed and watered, the lawn is looking great, the flowers that are still going strong are amazing. And I have given myself a pat on the back for all that I have achieved by myself as an amateur gardener. So I will sit back, arm in sling and look forward to the spring and the joys it will hopefully bring.

    Happy gardening one and all.

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  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    I shall be fleecing for the first time ever as I have some new banana trees and cannas grown from seed. (Still haven't decided whether to fleece the cannas or bring them in to the conservatory- I don't have a G/H or shed.)

    Anyways fleece all purchased and ready to go! image

    ps Wishing you a swift recovery from the op Jacqueline.

    Last edited: 06 November 2016 16:01:54

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