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queen jean

fleece for plants

hi as regards to our area we live north derbyshire and the plants that was lost to the frost last winter were bannana palms pheonix palms and cordalines these my daughter has replaced with new of the same plants .so she would be glad of all advice as regard wrapping them with fleece she has bought thanks

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sam from worthing

snuggling plants for winter

as we are poles apart in the country, i can only advise on what i do, but i would think the same principal would apply.

you need garden ties, the sort that comes on a reel that you cut yourself to size - if you are able to find the padded wire that is better. you can do it with string - but try not to use the "rough" string - if that makes sense.

then you take your foliage/leaves of the plant you wish to protect gather the foliage and tie loosely but tight together so it looks like an upright trunk. then wrap the horticultural fleece (the white stuff) around the plant from tip to the very base, tieing it in sections top middle and bottom for firm holding - am i making sense? banana trees will need to be protect from top right down to ground level. and do it as soon as you can (or your daughter) you say she has her fleece - i got new fleece just a week back from tesco - there where selling it half price. An if the banana's are in pots if at all possible re-site the pots to so they are against a sunny or sheltered part of the garden - but obviously if planted it would be a major problem - but you may need to bash a stake in the ground and tie the tree to that in case of wind damage to prevent leaning trees.

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queen jean

fleece advice

thanks sam for the good advice will pass it all on to my daughter .and yes her plants are in the ground .shes got a smashing garden and was in tears last winter with the state of her plants .she spends a fortune on plants thanks again

 
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