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By Dottly

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have some aquilegia seedlings that I have grown from the seeds of a plant in my Dad's garden. They are doing really well but I'm not sure how to look after them during the winter. Any info would be much appreciated! Thankyou.



How big are they? I have some seedlings of lupins and Aquilegia which I shall keep in a coldframe or under glass until the spring. They're in small pots and they'll stay in them as I don't expect much growth in the winter months. If the temperature drops below freezing, I shall cover them with fleece. Don't over-water them, only water if they look as though they need it.

3 Nov, 2011


I have lots of aquilegia seedlings in the ground - self-sown. I shan't do anything to them. In pots they're more vulnerable to the cold.

3 Nov, 2011


I asked virtually the same question earlier today ... just scroll back through previous qustions to see the helpful replies I received.

3 Nov, 2011


I wouldn't plant out seedlings now though, Beattie. I don't think the roots would get established enough to survive - not only that, but 'my' snails are still around with the recent mild and damp weather. :-((

Self-sown babies do have their roots in firmly, after all.

I agree that pots are vulnerable. They'll need some tlc if the weather turns severe.

3 Nov, 2011


Thankyou all, your answers were very helpful. I shall give the plants some TLC during the Winter, keep them frost free and who knows, by next Spring I may have some good healthy plants to put out!

4 Nov, 2011


Good luck. :-)

4 Nov, 2011

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