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    Tucking up my Tender Plants

    22nd November 2016In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    I’m not sure I entirely believe predictions of a very cold winter, but just in case I’ve been giving the large pots of agapanthus, cannas and the (still in flower) brugmansia a deep mulch of  straw tucked all around the stems for insulation and protection. I will soon add fleece covers to the agapanthus and straw-stuffed wire netting collars to go round the main stems of the other plants. It’s not the most attractive solution but the pots are far too large to move and they do look so wonderful in summer that I’m not prepared to risk losing them.

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    Agapanthus – A fleece jacket will be added if really cold weather is forecast

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    Brugmansia with its straw wrapped stems – it will be neatened up but the light was going!

    Agapanthus – A fleece jacket will be added if really cold weather is forecast Brugmansia with its straw wrapped stems – it will be neatened up but the light was going!

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