Raise con­tain­ers off the ground

Garden News (UK) - - What to do -

Con­sider all your plants in pots that may be vul­ner­a­ble to cold and wet this sea­son. Once the frosts come, the ex­cess wa­ter from co­pi­ous rainy days this au­tumn will be at risk of freez­ing – dam­ag­ing and pos­si­bly killing plants. It’s not nec­es­sar­ily cold weather that sees off some of our plants over win­ter, it’s rain, which can freeze or lead to roots or bulbs rot­ting. To keep the bot­toms of your pots out of sit­ting wa­ter, re­move their saucers to en­able free drain­ing and raise the bot­toms off the ground us­ing chocks or pot feet – ce­ramic ones are of­ten cheap from gar­den cen­tres.

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