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Dottie May

Agapanthus

I read in a paper today (gardening page) it was time to pile fallen leaves over the crowns of Agapanthus etc to protect them from frost. At the moment my flants have still got loads of leaves (after a great display of blooms during the Summer). Perhaps I should bring the pot into the Greenhouse and cover the pot with fleece and just let the leaves die down. What do you think is best?

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sandra

Agapanthus

Don't know where you are in the UK Dottie but here in the South I leave them alone. If I know there is a really hard frost have thrown a bit of straw over but this year we were abroad through all the bad weather and no protection given. Think I had the best blooms yet !!

Could be a one off but somehow I don't think so. They are tough, may flower a bit later but none the worse for that ! One thing they do hate is being moved especially temp. wise.

Hope that helps a little.

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Welshcookie

Agapanthus

Dottie May, I am due west of you and last winter I lost 2 out of three of my white agapanthus which I had in pots outside. They were over ten year's old. If you value them, take them in. We may have another bad winter.

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Dottie May

Agapanthus

Many thanks for your comments girls. At the moment it is lashing down with rain so will leave them in situ for time being but I don't want the roots to freeze and I think "Jack" is on its way!. I have got room in my little greenhouse so will bring them in but think the pot may be a bit heavy so will need some help. The blooms were brilliant blue and I would hate to lose them.

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cherrypicker

Agapanthus

Even here in the frozen north we leave them in the ground all year without worrying about them. But as an aside, have you tried growing *fox tail lillies*? We had a beautiful display this year (I reckon it's something to do with GW).
Regards, Cherrypicker

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Dottie May

Agapanthus/Foxtail Lilies

Cherrypicker, Maybe because you leave yours in the ground rather than a tub yours survive frosts? Looking through catalogues etc Foxtail Lilies always appeal to me but I've never bought them. Are they easy to grow?

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cherrypicker

Foxtail lilies

They are easy enough to grow. Just that they don't like being disturbed. Last I had a good display and of course they get a lot of comments from passers-by who always ask what they are. Plant them now if you can still find them in the shops

 
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