Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Insulate your pots and water pipes

While we've had a mild winter so far, it's always good to be on the safe side and protect your plants, containers and water spigots before a harsh cold sets in. In London, weather forecasters are saying a bit of a cold spell is headed our way in the next week, bringing with it normal temperatures for the first time this season. When the cold starts setting in, at Hedgehoggs Gardening we recommend moving containers closer to the house and wrapping your pots, containers and spigots with bubble wrap or hessian bags. You can also use a strip of old carpet, hessian side out to protect both pots and roots from severe cold.

The concern is not the hardiness of the plant, but rather that plants are more vulnerable to damage in cold and frosty weather because their roots are not insulated below ground.