Four ways to pro­tect hardy con­tainer plants

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Group pots to­gether

Plac­ing pots closely to­gether will help them in­su­late each other and pro­tect their neigh­bours from the el­e­ments.

Raise up on pot feet

Rais­ing con­tain­ers off the ground by bal­anc­ing them on pot feet pre­vents the com­post from be­com­ing wa­ter­logged.

Keep wa­ter­ing ev­er­greens

Be­cause ev­er­greens con­tinue grow­ing in win­ter, plants still need wa­ter­ing in dry spells.

Wrap up pots

Wrap­ping hes­sian, fleece or bub­ble wrap around large pots stops the roots freez­ing, and ter­ra­cotta pots from crack­ing.

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