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  • #10044

    KeenGardener
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    hey all!

    i know its not really the time yet, but im starting to think about how to protect my plants from frosts.

    Ive got a few leafy green plants of about 1m tall that i think might be quite frost susceptible. Bananas and cannas.

    thanks

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    Verity94
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    #10790

    fillin
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    The best way to guard the plant against frost is to use some sort of covering.I use burlap sacks.While covering the plants make sure that you drape them loosely and secure them stakes or rocks.Covering the plants in the evening will retain heat and keep them from freezing.Make sure that you remove the cover as soon as the sun comes out the following morning otherwise the plants may suffocate. If you have any garden sheds in your garden you could even store them there over the winter. I recently bought a garden shed ( http://inthebackyard.ca/ ) and I store most of the delicate plants there.

    #11458

    KeenGardener
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    great tips there fillin, sorry i didnt reply earlier.

    #16102

    Leigh Shaw
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    It’s hard to believe looking outside right now – 2″ of snow – that anything survives. Yet every spring I’m amazed. The poor birds are on my mind right now.

    #16187

    Jack
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    You can feed them, but I saw an interesting article about feeding birds here

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43349781

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