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Video: Garden advice: Protect plants from frost
Would you like a lush flower garden next year? Then prevent frost damage.
Wrap sensitive trees with a reed or heather mat and windproof them with a coconut knit. Protected in this way, even sensitive trees such as magnolia or summer lilac can cope with sub-zero temperatures.
2 In the bed
Cover plants in the vegetable patch with fleece, freshly planted perennials need protection through coconut mats in the root area.
Tip: If your plants suffer from frost-drought, water abundantly in spring
3 container plants
The most important rule for container plants that stay outside: The planters must be frost-proof so that they do not crack. Then wrap the pots with coconut or bast mats or through jute sacks filled with straw
protect. This prevents the root balls of the plants from freezing through. In particularly rough locations with long periods of frost, burying the pots is the safest method - additionally cover the earth from above with a layer of leaves or bark mulch.
In the case of perennial, stem, wild and climbing roses, pile up the grafting site and the lowest branches 15 to 20 cm high with soil or compost, then cover the shoots with jute or spruce twigs. Climbing roses are also wrapped in burlap. Roses in the pot are given a special fleece hood as protection, the tub is wrapped with a bast mat.
Tip: Cut back plants damaged by frost, otherwise there is a risk of fungal attack
5 The right location
Hardy tub plants should be put in the shade if possible. Because everything thaws quickly in the sun, later it freezes again - this can create tension in the plant tissue and even cause individual parts to die. At the same time, make sure that your darlings are not exposed to the cold air from all sides. It is best to place the buckets in a wind-protected corner (e.g. on the wall of the house) and water them when it is frost-free: this will prevent them from drying out.
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