Somerset, United Kingdom
Last year I ordered three Jasmine plug plants. When they arrived they were accompanied by a note saying that they had sent honeysuckle instead as, due to a poor growing season, the jasmines would not have survived the winter. In fact, they had sent one honeysuckle and two jasmine (begging the question: why send plants knowing they wouldn't survive?) Anyway, I potted them up, overwintered them in the conservatory and planted them out in spring. Both survived (one better than the other) and look reasonably healthy, 5-6 'branches' each and about 18 inches tall. After all this, I should hate to lose them, so my question is: What, if anything, should I do to overwinter them successfully? eg, should I cut back? Cover? Lift & bring in?
- 31 Oct, 2012