Overwintering non hardy plants
Staffordshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Quick question for overwintering non hardy plants.
Firstly I have a Cordyline in a pot on the deck. We have lost two to harsh winters in the last few years so I would really like to keep this one. I don't have a greenhouse but had thought about moving the pot into the shed (if I can find space) or the garage. Neither is heated and the garage has very little light and is prone to flooding. If I move it in the garage we do have some old house bricks so I can build a bit of a plinth to make sure it doesn't sit in water. Alternatively I could see about moving it into the house. What do you suggest is the best option?
I also have a couple of pots of herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, oregano and parsley) will these be ok outside or should I move them indoors. I could probably get them into the conservatory (tends to be fairly cold in there as we don't use it very often).
I also have some annuals that I thought I might have a go of overwintering (if its possible). I have a white cosmos and a few new guinea impatiens. They are currently in the border but I had wondered if they would survive winter if I brought them indoors in pots (either the conservatory or the warm house)?
Finally I have a couple of pots of plants that haven't been put in (a ferny thing and a grassy thing I got out of an old plant - self seeded, a skimmia and a hebe) the borders yet. If I dont get the in the borders for the winter - which is looking likley at the moment - whats the best thing to do with them?
Ohh one last question if I move pots into the garage/shed how often would I need to water them?
- 27 Aug, 2011