How to protect your outdoor plants from the cold

Warm jackets and shelter for plants that feel the cold

Autumn brings chillier evenings with it. With a bit of luck we may be enjoying a roast & toast in the garden until well into October. But it’s equally possible that the first frost will make its appearance. There are many plants that aren’t too worried about the temperature, but the plants in your garden that do feel the cold need some safe shelter or a warm jacket now.

How to protect your plants from cold

An orangery for yourself and your plants

Who wouldn’t want an attractive spot in the garden with lots of windows which is slightly warmer than outside? Well-sheltered and protected from the rain and a bitter wind. It’s also a great place to finish off the final autumn garden jobs with a cup of tea. Read all about overwintering in a conservatory, greenhouse or orangery.


Do it yourself

Don’t let a lack of resources stop you. You can make everything yourself! Including a mini greenhouse where your plants can peacefully hibernate over the coming months without suffering a lack of light.

What does frost to?

Frost can cause frost damage: water expands, including the moisture in your plant. This causes tears and splits, and your plants are damaged. Frost damage can also be caused by a cold wind, incidentally. Plants in pots are at greater risk than plants in the soil. So protect them! Read all about how to protect your plants from frost in the article frost and your outdoor plants.

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