Sunday, 4 November 2012

Preparing for winter.

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments about the singing clip I posted on here on Saturday, very kind of you all and much appreciated.

Now back to reality.

You may remember in an old post that I was lucky enough to get a whole load of great plant pots for free on freecycle. I still think that this is one of the most fortunate things I have ever received for free and they have mostly been used for one plant or another over the course of the summer, saving me a ton. Now winter is coming and I want both the plants and the pots to survive any hard frosts. So with just a couple of pounds and an hours work I have winter proofed them all and, I think anyway, made them quite pretty at the same time.

The hessian sacking was £2 and underneath there is a layer of bubble wrap that cost me £1.90. Hopefully this will winter proof the pots and protect the roots.
I will put on a mulch over the next few days and maybe decorate with a few pine cones.


  1. As a bit of a learner gardener, I'd not thought of wrapping up my pots - but after losing quite a few plants the year before last, I think I have a job to put on my list for next weekend.

    1. Well really I am a bit of a trial and error gardener (as I suppose most are) and I have had terracotta pots crack before in the cold. I know roots of plants don't like to freezer so I'm killing two birds with one stone as it were. I will see how successful I have been if everything survives.

  2. Brilliant winter wrap for your pots. If the pots are terracotta they will survive hard frost now. Unprotected pots might well crack. I had one that was ruined by frost, so I`m glad you have found a way to protect yours.

  3. Wow, I would never have thought of that either! We don't really have any nice pots though. Bet your plants will be snug in those though!

  4. Will look very seasonal with the pine. cones.

  5. We still have to bring our rosemary indoors,the winter will kill it if we don't. It's nice to be able to cut rosemary fresh through the winter,and I love the smell it gives off when we brush past it.
    Jane x

  6. Those are really nice looking after being wrapped. I need to do that after losing some pots to a freeze. I think I will use black fabric in order to hold heat. I have lots of fabric scraps, so each may look different.

  7. LOL - putting your pots to bed with blankets :) Looks cute.

    Even though it get's cold here, the only things we protect are tree ferns.

  8. Thanks for the timely reminder, most of my pots usually survive the winter but it is always best to be safe than sorry.

  9. Looking good - batten down the hatches, winter is a-coming!
    Love from Mum