17 January 2010 10:06:19
'Frost-resistant', Not 'Frost-proof'
During last Summer I bought a lot of pots. I got them very cheap and decided to try and have as many as possible the same. I planted 7 blueberries into pots identical to these. And they look great. But I have just been out there. In the centre of my garden I have 3 of these pots also planted up with cyclamen. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the birds, especially blackbirds, were pulling them up. Now they look terrible. But thats not the problem. All the pots have split and broken with the cold weather. If that happens to all my blueberry pots, it will make me a bit more wary when purchasing new ones. Most teracotta pots would be considered 'frost resistant', which really isn't great. What you want to look out for is 'frost proof'. But sadly, you rarely see them being advertised as 'frost proof'.