Trees in con­tain­ers

Give them a pro­tec­tive co­coon

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

1Add a layer of straw for in­su­la­tion and then firmly in­sert

3-4 canes around the plant to cre­ate a sturdy frame­work.

2Wrap fleece or bub­blewrap around the canes, work­ing your way up the plant un­til you reach the top.

3Fix the pro­tec­tive lay­ers as you go, ty­ing them se­curely with twine. Make sure branches are not dam­aged.

4Fi­nally, wrap the con­tainer in fleece or bub­blewrap and raise it on feet if you haven’t al­ready done so.

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