Overwintering shrubs in pots

Elizabeth Cleary asked 6 years ago

I have a fuchsia collection in raised beds in my front garden. This area will become a builders site in a few months when we have an extension built. My plan is to lift the fuchsias ( about 50 of them, both H3 and H2) into pots which my kind neighbours have agreed to store. Will bubble-wrapping the well mulched pots and fleecing the branches cut to about 30-40cm be enough protection, or what else would you suggest?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Plants in pots over ground level are more likley to be damaged, as the roots and stem bases can freeze more easily but your precautions should certainly be okay in an average winter.