Four more plants that need win­ter pro­tec­tion

Garden News (UK) - - Gardening with the Experts -

Ba­nanas Musa basjoo

is one of the hardi­est ba­nanas in the UK, but should still be pro­tected in all but the mildest gar­dens.

Cestrum

Most ces­trums won’t tol­er­ate tem­per­a­tures lower than -5C (23F), so they need to be ei­ther moved in­doors or pro­tected.

Figs

Fig plants them­selves are hardy, but wrap­ping (or mov­ing in­doors) will pro­tect the em­bry­onic fruits.

Melianthus

Pro­tect by cut­ting stems right down to ground level and mulching with bark, ma­nure or com­post.

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