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hi everyone, some of you may have read my earlier messages and know that I have started growing things from seeds and cuttings as I now have a small growhouse ( unseated). I now have here's, pier is, euonymus and a couple of roses - all are still very small but appear to have taken. My question is - should I leave them in the growhouse over winter? Thanks

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  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,414

    If things are small, I leave them under the protection of the cold frame until the spring.  Nothing worse than going out on a cold winter's day and seeing your baby flat to the mud!

    When it starts pinging into growth in the cold frame in spring and all frost has passed (here about May'ish) then I'd put the treasured items out to fend for themselves but keep an eye on them in prolonged dry spells and water with butt water as needed.

    Others may feel differently.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873

    I would agree with that.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Hi, many thanks for this but isn't a cold frame different to a growhouse as a cold frame sits directly on the ground / earth whereas my growhouse is on legs and stands on the patio therefore a little more open? Does that make a difference or not? 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163

    YOUR CUTTINGS MAY BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HARD AIR FROSTS. BUT IF YOU HEAR THAT THE TEMPERATURE IS GOING TO DROP LIKE A STONE ONE NIGHT YOU COULD ALWAYS POP OUT AND THROW AN OLD BLANKET OVER IT.

    I WOULD WATCH OUT FOR MILDEW GETTING HOLD OVER WINTER. KEEP ONE OF THOSE MILDEW SPRAYS HANDY, JUST IN CASE YOU SEE A FEW SPOTS DEVELOPING.

    Last edited: 21 November 2016 07:20:12

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  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    Standen1 says:

    Hi everyone, some of you may have read my earlier messages and know that I have started growing things from seeds and cuttings as

    "I now have a small growhouse (unseated). "

    Is that why you have called yourself "Standen1"  image

     




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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