« Last post by Relaxed on April 17, 2017, 11:18:54 PM »
And if you have bought some plants from a nursery in the last week or so, think about protecting these as well if it gets down to 1 or 2 degC.
Not only the obvious tender plants, such as tomatoes or flowering bedding, but shrubs like rosemary and even lavender. These have often been raised in very clement conditions in a polytunnel, and they will have made a lot of very soft growth. They'll be fine through a pretty cold winter, but until they get acclimatised a cold and windy snap at this time of year can easily kill them.
I ate my first strawberry today, from a plant which cost me 48c about a month ago! I bought the plants because I was fed up with the tastelessness and speed of rotting of the greengrocers' offerings, and this one strawb was utterly delicious, full of flavour and warmed by the sun. It's just in a 20cm pot, and I'm pegging down the runners into neighbouring pots holding other ornamental plants - anything, so long as there are a few sq cm of free earth. If the strawberry starts climbing up a palm that will be quite fun!